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Shipping container converted to library

Update: January, 15/2015 - 09:45
HCM CITY (VNS)  — A Swiss-based international non-governmental organisation, the Dariu Foundation, in coordination with Maersk Viet Nam has donated a special library converted from a 40-foot shipping container to Long Binh Dien Secondary School in Cho Gao District in Tien Giang Province.

It is the first container library in Viet Nam, and cost VND250 million (US$11,900).

This was the first time that the company worked together with the Dariu Foundation to transform a container into a special container library for use by 900 Vietnamese pupils.

This special library has over 1,000 books which have been donated by Maersk Viet Nam staff to help students living in the Mekong Delta area. There is a wide range of books such as textbooks, dictionaries, and books on science and literature.

Six computers have been donated by Maersk Viet Nam and the Dariu Foundation for the students' use. There is also air-conditioning in the library to create a comfortable space for reading. — VNS

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