NCIA Malaysia to set up digital library in Alor Setar next year

(1 June 2019) Kedah will have a digital library built in Alor Setar next year, which will be modeled after the Penang Digital Library.

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the Federal Government, through the Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA), would spend RM15 million to set up the digital library following the success of the Penang Digital Library 1 and 2.

“The Penang Digital Library was an initiative started by the state government and now runs 24 hours the whole day. It is the first of its kind in Malaysia. I am happy to announce that a similar digital library will be established in Alor Setar town,” Lim told a press conference at the Penang Digital Library 2 in Jalan Masjid Negeri today.

“We will use the same architect or else the project will cost more. Whatever is good (in Penang) can be used as a model for other states. The digital library has proved to be very successful with overwhelming response.

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