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ANTAM Initiate Public Library to Improve Read Enthusiast

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Jakarta, November 6, 2019 - PT Aneka Tambang Tbk (ANTAM; IDX: ANTM; ASX: ATM) has inaugurated PIONEER Public Library or Taman Bacaan Masyarakat (TBM) in Jaka Berseri Integrated Child-Friendly Public Space or called Ruang Publik Terpadu Ramah Anak (RPTRA) Pulogadung, East Jakarta. TBM PIONEER is the first digital library in East Jakarta. The program is one of ANTAM’s innovation which aim to deliver positive advantages to community.

ANTAM cooperates with PT Balai Pustaka (Persero) to provide books, both physical and digital. TBM PIONEER provides general books from kids to the teenager as well as other literature. Also, the 2013 curriculum student books with a practice test, audio, and video available to enhance public information. ANTAM employees also participate in book donation to TBM

ANTAM's Human Resources Director, Luki Setiawan Suardi, said:
"The Jaka Berseri Digital TBM is one of ANTAM's commitment to providing a public library in surround operational area. ANTAM initiates a digital library to enrich the community experience of the online library. The Company also hopes the program will motive the children to learn but also wise in using technologies. In line with ANTAM CSR program, the Company will provide other TBM in the operation area. We wish TBM will reach a wider community such as school, RPTRA, local administration office, and village library."

ANTAM initiates three digital TBM in Precious Metals Processing and Refining Business Unit, Gold Mining Business Unit, and Southeast Sulawesi Nickel Mining Business Unit. While three other TBM will using the standard library in North Maluku Nickel Mining Business Unit, West Kalimantan Bauxite Mining Business Unit, and Geomin & Technology Development Unit in Garut.

The standard TBM PIONEER was developed because of limited internet access and other infrastructure challenges in surround operational areas. However, this non-digital library is still attractive with 500 books, comfortable interior design, audio, and visual material, and also studying props and educational games.

ANTAM TBM PIONEER will support a government program to increase reading enthusiasts to the community. The program is also in line with the SOE Ministry's commitment to providing 1000 libraries in Indonesia.