TOO HOT TO STUDY IN LI­BRARY

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SAN­DAKAN: For the past five months, vis­i­tors to the San­dakan dis­trict li­brary have been en­dur­ing scorch­ing tem­per­a­tures as the air-con­di­tion­ing sys­tem in the build­ing is not work­ing.

A pa­tron, who wanted to be known only as Jamie, ex­pressed dis­ap­point­ment at the de­lay in re­pair­ing the cen­tral air-con­di­tion­ing sys­tem.

She said she of­ten brought her fam­ily to bor­row and read books at the li­brary.

“I could feel the heat the mo­ment I en­tered the build­ing. The main doors are kept open (due to the ven­ti­la­tion prob­lem), but it does not help. I feel like I am in a sauna.”

She said a no­tice put up at the en­trance stated that the re­pair work was un­der the purview of the Public Works De­part­ment.

“The man­age­ment should pri­ori­tise solv­ing the prob­lem. I feel sorry for the li­brary staff, as well as stu­dents who come here to study for their ex­am­i­na­tions.”

She said the li­brary was an im­por­tant venue for stu­dents who did not have a con­ducive en­vi­ron­ment to re­vise or do home­work at home.

ACTIONLINE:

A San­dakan di­vi­sion Public Works De­part­ment spokesman said they have opened the ten­der process for the re­pair work. It ends today.

“Pre­vi­ously, when we of­fered the ten­der process, only three com­pa­nies re­sponded.

“The re­quire­ment is that at least five com­pa­nies must sub­mit ten­ders. So, we had re­opened the ten­der process.”

PIC BY AWANG ALI OMAR

The doors at the San­dakan dis­trict li­brary are kept open due to a ven­ti­la­tion prob­lem.

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