Ha Noi will host a book festival between April 20-26 to celebrate Viet
Nam's Book Day (April 4) and the World Book and Copyright Day (April
23). The event is intended to honour reading culture and create an
opportunity for authors to introduce their works to readers.
A national project to reform textbooks and curricula could cost up to
US$1.7 billion, raising the eye-brows of education experts and the
public. Professor Hoang Tuy, a pioneer in education reform, said he was
shocked at the estimated cost, considering the current economic
slow-down and that the salaries of teachers had for years not kept pace
Every student knew the name ASEAN, but most did not know much else. They
did not know much about its history, its aims and so on. Some of the
students could not even list all the member states that make up the
An avid reader, Jaclyn Armstrong was browsing through novels at a
bookstore when she realized that during her nine months in Ha Noi, she
frequently bought books she read once and often never touched again.