The central city of Da Nang will open a book park in downtown Hai Chau district (Photo: VNA)
Da Nang (VNA) - The central city of Da Nang, in cooperation with Daegu City, the Republic of Korea, will build a book park for the community in Hoa Cuong in Hai Chau district next month.

The park, which combines a café, reading space and rest-stop for locals and tourists, will be the first free book reading centre in the downtown community.

The park, being built with 45,000 VND (30,000 USD) donated by Daegu, is the first co-operative project between the two cities this year.

Daegu has also agreed to help build an integrated management centre on green and smart urban management in Da Nang.

A new direct flight connecting Da Nang and Daegu was opened in September. Last year, the city also launched the first green book park in Son Tra district with funds from the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

The first reading space, the Green & Brown Bookstore, comprising a library, a bookstore and a coffee shop, was opened on Tran Cao Van street in 2015, and a new municipal library building was launched on Bach Dang street.

Changwon city of the RoK also presented 11,000 Korean language teaching books to the city’s library and foreign language college last month.

Da Nang has offered free open-air libraries at 102 primary schools for all students and local residents.-VNA