Mohammed bin Rashid Library project 15 per cent complete

DUBAI, — The Mohammed bin Rashid Library project is proceeding according to the planned schedule with a 15 per cent completion rate, it was announced today as Hussain Lootah, Director-General of Dubai Municipality inspected progress of the project.

Lootah was presented the details of the project, the method of implementation at the site, in addition to some technical issues, in addition to reviewing samples of the main materials to be used in the project. He urged the project team of consultants, contractors and engineers to complete the project within the specified time and schedule according to the importance of the project and its vitality.

The project, which is unique in size and shape, has an architectural outline such as an open book on an area of 66,000 square meters located on the Dubai Creek in the Jaddaf area. The project consists of a main building with basement, ground floor and seven floors, in addition to a central warehouse for books.

The project also includes a Laboratory for Preservation of Books and Collection and Processing of Materials, a Digital Conversion Lab, specialised libraries including Information Center, Arabic Library, Public Library, Children’s Library, Reading Corner, children’s books and other activities that contribute to children’s understanding and reading comprehension. The Family Library focuses on books that cater to the proper education of family members and the strengthening of family ties.

Other attractions are the International Library, the Media Centre library, which offers periodicals, audiovisual publications, and internet services, the Youth Library, study rooms, meeting rooms, the Private Library containing collectibles of Maktoum family, rare books and articles, the Business Library, multiple open reading areas, permanent exhibitions, temporary exhibitions, theater, cinema and book lending corners.

With its huge building, the library will serve as a venue for many cultural and intellectual events as well as art exhibitions. The latest technologies will be used in building by equipping it to be one of the largest electronic libraries in the world. The library will serve as a cultural and scientific movement in the country and a catalyst for reading and scientific research. WAM/MMYS

Source: Emirates News Agency