The afternoon session continued with deliberations for the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports' budget allocation. Among the issues that attracted the Council's attention was the establishment of the National Library as voiced by Yang Berhormat Awang Haji Mohimin bin Haji Johari @ Jahari.
The Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports in his response stated that according to the strategic plan, the National Library will be established in 2024. But more importantly, currently, the priority of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports is the re-branding of the Language and Literature Bureau. It can be seen that the bureau attracted more interest after the re-branding process. Not only is its priority as a place for the reading culture but with the change it has become a community hub.
Source: Radio Television Brunei