Readers of the mobile library in Yen Bai province. Illustrative photo (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism handed over library trucks to five disadvantaged provinces with large number of ethnic people on October 7 under the “Multimedia Mobile Library” project. 

The provinces receiving library trucks on the occasion of the week of lifelong learning (October 2-9) were Son La in the north, Nghe An and Quang Nam in the central region, Gia Lai in the Central Highlands and An Giang in the Mekong Delta. 

Addressing the event, Minister of Culture, Sport and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien said that the “Multimedia Mobile Library” project aims to bring information and knowledge to people living in remote and poor areas through encouraging reading culture and lifelong learning. 

The “Multimedia Mobile Library” project was launched by the Library Department of Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism in late 2015. It has received support from many donors, with Vingroup as the main sponsor. 

Each mobile library has more than 3,000 books, 10 computers, projectors, digital documents, audio books and supporting devices for people with blindness.-VNA