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Bookcase project seeks to inspire reading

Update: July, 31/2017 - 09:00
Books presented to children in Thanh Hóa Province on July 29. - VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

THANH HÓA - Some 2,000 bookcases will be delivered this year to classrooms in rural and mountainous areas in the central province of Thanh Hóa to help improve the reading habits of students.

The books and bookcases are part of the Lam Sơn Bookcase (Tủ sách Lam Sơn) project.

Phạm Thế Khang, president of the Việt Nam Library Association, said that in Thanh Hóa Province, the budget to provide additional books at thousands of public libraries and schools remains limited.

Until 2020, the project aims to build 9,952 bookcases valued at VNĐ24.9 billion (US$1.08 million) for 724 primary schools. The books are expected to inspire reading habits.

The Lam Sơn bookcase project was kicked off in October 2016 with donations by people from Thanh Hóa Province and other individuals and organizations nationwide.

The project has so far presented 403 bookcases to schools in Tĩnh Gia, Hoằng Hóa, Đông Sơn districts of Thanh Hóa Province. - VNS

 

 

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