Libraries in Sabah should be well-stocked to draw visitors - CM
Last Update: 25/07/2019
KOTA KINABALU, July 25 (Bernama) -- Sabah Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal wants libraries in Sabah to be well-equipped with books and reference materials in order to draw more visitors.
He said this was in line with the government’s efforts to promote a reading culture among the public and for libraries to be a reference source for university students and researchers.
"If libraries have enough good books and reference materials such as journals, the community including students and researchers will be frequenting such libraries," he told reporters after officially opening the Sabah State Library in Tanjung Aru, here, today.
The library is open since last April 1, with its construction cost of RM40 million sponsored by Sabah Development Bank Berhad and Lahad Datu Water Supply Sdn Bhd.
The unique design of the library and its interior with a modern look could also be a draw for the public.
Mohd Shafie said the state government would ensure that each district in the state would have its own library building.
He said currently, construction of a new branch library building in Kinabatangan was going on and expected to be completed by the middle of next year, while the ones for Kunak and Tenom had been approved under the 11th Malaysian Plan Mid-Term Review.