Developing reading culture in the community with the use of non-state funding

Thursday, 2020-12-03 10:33:30
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General view of the signing ceremony.
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NDO – The Department of Publishing, Printing and Issuing, Vietnam Post and Trung Nguyen Corporation JSC held a ceremony in Hanoi on December 2 to announce and ink a coordination programme in the implementation of a plan to develop reading culture in the community with the use of non-state funding in the 2020-2025 period.

The programme aims to build and develop the reading movement; raise awareness among all strata of people of the great significance of reading in research, education and the formation of human personality; and implement the tasks in the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 329/QD-TTg dated March 15, 2017, approving a project on developing reading culture in the community until 2020, with orientation to 2030.

Addressing the event, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Hoang Vinh Bao affirmed that the Wednesday signing marks a new way in implementing the policy of promoting non-state funding in publishing activities and mobilising social resources for reading culture development.

Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Hoang Vinh Bao speaks at the event.

He voiced his hope that with the joint efforts of organisations, enterprises and individuals, the reading movement in the community will increasingly thrive, gradually building and developing the reading habit among all strata of people, thus contributing to improving people’s knowledge and socio-economic development.

The programme will be implemented in three stages, 2020-2021, 2022-2023 and 2024-2025, targeting to publish 30 book titles and deliver dozens of thousands of copies of these books to Vietnam Post’s transaction points across the country, while building and developing the Trung Nguyen Corporation JSC’s book coffee model at Vietnam Post’s transaction points.

Accompanying the programme, Vietnam Post will support the transportation of books to its transaction points nationwide, as well as offering infrastructure and personnel to operate the bookstore system at its post offices.