KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14 (Bernama) — Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM)’s centre of excellence in knowledge and learning in central banking and finance, will use the state-of-the-art facilities to pursue human capital development, says Governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz.
The centre, Sasana Kijang, housed in a newly-launched complex, is equipped with learning centre training facilities for assisting structured programmes and high-level seminars.
“The global economic and financial landscape is currently at an important turning point as we undergo a transition to a fundamentally changed future.
“The challenges facing us in this environment is numerous. We therefore want to have the skills for the future,” said Zeti before the launch of Sasana Kijang by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak here.
Sasana Kijang will also house the International Islamic Financial Services Board and the South East Asian Central Banks Research and Training Centre.
In addition to training facilities, offices and conference halls, Sasana Kijang also houses the central bank’s Knowledge Management Centre and, Museum and Art Gallery.
Sprawled over 1.09 million square feet, Sasana Kijang’s architecture is inspired by currencies used in the third century while the name “Sasana” is derived from Sanskrit which means a convening point for the wise and learned.
The building also features a range of green technologies such as the extensive use of glass which allows for greater use of natural light.
Source : Bernama