Manila Water starts construction of micro-library in Indonesia
Manila Water Asia Pacific, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Manila Water Company, Inc., already started the construction of a micro-library it donated to the Government of Bandung, Indonesia.
In the early part of this year, Manila Water Asia Pacific turned over a USD50,000 grant to Bandung City to finance the construction of the two-story micro-library.
It is expected to be completed within the year and will have a total floor area of 144 square meters capable of accommodating up to 10,000 books for use of the residents of Babakan Sari Village in Kiaracondong sub-district in the capital of Indonesia’s West Java province.
Bandung Mayor Ridwan Kamil said the development of the micro-library supports the city government’s initiatives to provide more library facilities to increase interest in reading among its citizens.
This, as recent reports by the United Nations rank Indonesia as one of the countries with a low literacy rate.
Meanwhile, Manila Water President and Chief Operating Officer Ferdinand Dela Cruz said that the innovative project symbolizes the realization of a shared vision between the city of Bandung and Manila Water to find a solution for sustainable prosperity and improvement for the modern city.