National Library and Bakamla Synergise in Establishing Library in 8 Maritime Villages
Medan Merdeka Selatan, Jakarta-Maritime Security Agency (Bakamla) invited National Library to cooperate in building coastal village through Maritime Village programme. The intended collaboration is to provide library access in 8 Maritime Villages which is now being developed by Bakamla.
Head of Domestic Cooperation Sub-Directorate of Bakamla, Eli Susiyanti said that the existence of Maritime Village is related to the vulnerability of illegal logging activities in coastal area.
"In developing Maritime Village, we received great assistance from local government. The enthusiasm of coastal communities to have facilities that can improve knowledge is also enormous," Eli said when meeting with Director of National Library Muhammad Syarif Bando at National Library Service Facility Building, Thursday (20/2).
At the present time, Maritime Village having had library are in 6 points. Namely in Pandeglang, Natuna, Asahan, Sambas, Nunukan Regencies and Tual Municipality. BAKAMLA is currently working to add to Maritime Village in 2 other places, namely in Bangka Belitung and Jayapura.
In addition, Bakamla also has 14 Marine Safety and Security Monitoring Stations often visited by surrounding community to find information. Eli hoped that library would provide support in developing library of these places.
Head of Public and Special Library Development Division Nurhadisaputra requested that Bakamla ensure how the library would be built and managed. "It needs to be ascertained first about the availability of the places, human resources of library managers, and how the library will be developed in the future," said Nurhadi.
Nurhadi also appealed that efforts to develop library do not overlap with President Jokowi's policy regarding development in priority locations (LOKPRI).