Miri Port Authority makes strides in lifelong learning with launching of resource centre

Paulus signing the plaque during the launching ceremony of MPA’s Creativity and Innovation Centre. Also seen is Serawa (second left).

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By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, July 29: The Miri Port Authority (MPA) launched its Creativity and Innovation Centre, which acts as a resource centre by providing reading materials on port and maritime activities to enhance staff’s knowledge and skills.

MPA board of directors’ chairman cum Batu Danau assemblyman Paulus Palu Gumbang officially launched the centre today.

“The creation and establishment of this centre is a great initiative to encourage lifelong learning for everyone and is an excellent example of a collaborative effort between the government and the community for the benefit of the MPA staff and other interested parties.

“It also enables staff to obtain information about shipping and maritime-related activities from all over the world,” he said.

Hence, Paulus urged MPA’s staff members to fully utilise the facility of continuous learning provided by the Authority.

The centre’s establishment is a collaborative effort from various government agencies, namely Sarawak State Library (Pustaka), Pustaka Miri, and Miri Civic Centre.

Also present during the launching ceremony was MPA general manager Serawa Budol.

Earlier in her speech, Serawa said that establishing and setting up the Creativity and Innovation Centre marks another significant step in MPA’s efforts toward building world-class human capital development and lifelong learning.

“I strongly believe with the related port and maritime materials available in this centre, our staff, customers, and the general public could enhance their knowledge from the references provided,” she said.

The resource centre can be found on the ground floor of its MPA’s administrative complex in Kuala Baram. — DayakDaily