RGE Chairman Mr Sukanto Tanoto donated 200,000 children's books to the Rizhao Jianghe Library to commemorate International Children's Day on June 1, 2016.
Mr Tanoto visited the library late May 2016 and felt the children's section could be better stocked. A firm believer in education and continuous learning, he decided to make the donation of 200,000 books, amounting to RMB 5 million (USD 760,000).
This gift follows the RMB 30 million (USD 4.5 million) he donated for the construction of the library in 2010. The library opened in December 26, 2015 and has received over one million patrons to date.
These contributions to the community are central to Sukanto Tanoto's belief that business operations should be conducted in a way that benefits community, country and climate. RGE business units PO&G and Sateri have operations in Rizhao.
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Donated 200,000 children's books to the Rizhao public library we opened last year. Learning cannot be understated pic.twitter.com/YvHwML0rBD— Sukanto Tanoto (@SukantoTanotoTF) 6 June 2016