Relocated building for National Library (Yangon) to receive major renovation

The historic building belonging to Burma Oil Corporation (BOC) during  the colonial era is chosen for the new location for the National Library.  Photo: Myanmar News Agency
The historic building belonging to Burma Oil Corporation (BOC) during
the colonial era is chosen for the new location for the National Library.  Photo: Myanmar News Agency

Government approved to relocate the National Library (Yangon) to the building situated at No.604/608, Merchant Street, Pabedan Township.
A coordination meeting, relating major renovation of the building was held yesterday at the hall of this building.
At the meeting, Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko delivered the opening speech. The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture, Myanmar Library Association and Yangon Heritage Trust submitted a report to relocate the National Library (Yangon) to the President Office and got approval by the President Office to relocate the library. Then, the Union Minister and party instructed to renovate the building. Therefore, the relocated library will serve new system and modern technologies.
The big renovation process of the relocated library has started in August 2017 by the Ministry of Construction, aiming to be opened by the end of 2018-2019 Fiscal Year. Union Minister expressed his heartfelt thanks to the respective officials serving the renovations. Then, Director-General of Department of Historical Research and National Library U Aung Myint inspected the working process of the Library and Director-General of the Ministry of Construction, U Thein Zaw explained the conditions of the construction.
After that, attendees stated and discussed the respective sectors of the working process.
The meeting was concluded by the Union Minister and then he inspected the working process.—Myanmar News Agency

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