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Gov’t SSAC will open new tender to start construction of the National Library

Gov’t SSAC will open new tender to start construction of the National Library

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DILI, 27 july 2023 (TATOLI) -The Secretary of State for Arts and Culture (SSAC), Sergio Soares Cristovão, said the SSAC will open a new tender for the construction of the National Library located in Hudi-Laran Dili.

Cristovao said, the Construction of the National Library has become the responsibility of the government, therefore SSAC will open a new tender and continue the construction in the future, adding that since the budget for the construction is in the ANPM’s account, SSAC will also coordinate with ANMP to open the tender after the structure of ANPM is formed. 

ANPM and SSAC will immediately open a new tender after the new ANPM ‘s restructuring. Hopefully, after re structure of ANPM, will give the authorization to SSAC to open the new bid for the interested companies to continue the construction of the national library as soon as possible,”

He explained, the budget for the construction was previously donated by the International Company from Italy, Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi (ENI) in 2020, with an amount of US$ 10 million to the National Authority of Petroleum and Minerals (ANPM). 

“We have communication with ANPM and the budget for the construction of the National Library worth $10 million budget in ANPM’s account,” he said.

In addition, the Secretary of State for Art and Culture also invested US$ 625,000 in constructing the fence at the national library.

“The fence was constructed by Vica construction company from Indonesia and had finished in 2021,” he concluded.

So far, National Libary is built around 4 hectares of land in Fatuhada Dili, Timor – Leste.

The primary function of a national library is to collect, preserve, and make available the intellectual output of its country. This includes books, journals, newspapers, manuscripts, maps, and other materials that are produced within the country or are of significant national interest.

Related News:https://en.tatoli.tl/2023/01/04/anpm-rebidding-a-new-company-for-the-construction-of-the-national-library/10/

 

Journalist: Camilio de Sousa 

Editor: Nelia B

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