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14 Feb 2020

Banjarmasin Needs Library Building to Increase Reading Interest

Medan Merdeka Selatan, Jakarta - Banjarmasin is the capital of South Kalimantan which has a population of around 600 thousand people. The importance of literacy for community welfare made representatives of Banjarmasin Municipality Parliament paid a work visit to National Library, on Friday (2/14). They want to find out strategies and tips on how library can be more favoured by people of Banjarmasin.

"We want the community to be more well literate for the sake of their well-being. We also want reading interest to continue to increase. However, this has not yet been realised because the existing library building is not yet representative. library is now using former sub district office,” said Deputy Head of DPRD Commission I of Banjarmasin Municipality, Mathari.

Head of Library Development and Reading Interest Study Centre of National Library, Deni Kurniadi, responded to the complaint by supporting Banjarmasin to immediately prepare supporting documents for the submission of Special Allocation Fund (DAK) proposal for the library building construction menu. Submission of proposals can begin at the end of February through Krisna application.

"At the end of February, Krisna application will be opened for submitting DAK proposals. We recommend that supporting documents such as land certificate and Detailed Engineering Design (DED) be taken care of as soon as possible given the menu to be proposed is library building construction. This can facilitate Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Bappenas, and National Library as appraisal agencies in providing future assessments," explained Deni.


Reporter                   : Basma Sartika

Photographer           : Ahmad Kemal Nasution




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