Vietnam will publish its own national encyclopaedia in 8-10 years.

Lai Van Hung, Director of the Vietnam Institute of Lexicography and Encyclopaedia under the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS), said on March 25 that the set will comprise 35 volumes with 30,000 entries. Each volume will have 1,000 pages.

The compilation of an encyclopaedia is new to Vietnam and the VASS, Hung said, adding that the academy will begin building encyclopaedias on literature, lexicography and economics.

Vietnamese scientists will study both domestic and international experience in order to compile the set of books.-VNA