B.Ichinkhorloo: Prime Minister visits the National Library after 30 yearsSociety
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. As April 23 marks the World Book Day, a group of officials led by Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh became acquainted with the operations of the National Library of Mongolia.
Built in 1954, the library building was deemed to be in a condition, in which it won’t be able to continue its operations 10 years ago. However, the National Library is where the top literary works of Mongolian famous authors. For instance, there are over 1.5 million books with cloth covers in the Tibetan studies library.
Director of the National Library B.Ichinkhorloo introduced the rare heritages to the Prime Minister, and highlighted that the library was established based on the Bogd Khan’s library in 1921, and that the Prime Minister has not visited the library in the last 30 years. She then continued on to say that despite the 82 job vacancies at the library, only 54 professionals currently work at the National Library, and noted that the library building needs to be renewed.
Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh said, “We will urgently decide the financing of the construction work of the new library building. As cultural heritage and education has not been focused in the last 30 years, we must work to compensate it.”
With the support of the U.S., national libraries are becoming available online, creating the opportunity to read and do research on the rare, valuable books.