Effort to spread reading culture in the community (05:05 19/04/2019)

HNP - The Ministry of Information and Communications on April 18 held a conference to sum up the five-year implementation of Decision No. 284/QD-TTg dated April 24, 2014 of the Prime Minister on Vietnam Book Day.

Head of the PCC’s Commission for Communication and Education Vo Van Thuong and Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam hands over certificates of merit to individuals.

The event saw the attendance of Vo Van Thuong, Politburo member, Secretary of the Party Central Committee (PCC), Head of the PCC’s Commission for Communication and Education; Tran Thanh Man, PCC Secretary, Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee; Vu Duc Dam, PCC member, Deputy Prime Minister; Ngo Van Quy, Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee, among others. 


Over past five years, Vietnam Book Day has been launched throughout the country. Currently, 99% of provinces and cities observe the event. All education establishments actively strengthen communication on purpose, significance and activities in response to the day. 
Over the past time, more than 66 million students and more than 4.7 million state workers and teachers have responded to the event. 
Besides, a total of 160,000 publications with 1.9 billion copies have been made public. The publishing sector has also strengthened the application of information technology in publishing activities while enhancing international integration to promote Vietnamese publications as well as learn more about the world publishing trend and foreign countries’ demand for Vietnamese publications. 
Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung and Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha present certificates of merits to outstanding collectives and individuals.
In the next five years, the Ministry of Information and Communication will mobilize all available resources to develop reading culture; build and expand the network of publishing houses in remote, mountainous, border, island areas. 
At the conference, delegates affirmed the great significance of the Vietnam Book Day as well as development of reading culture in the community. 
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam makes conclusion at the conference.
Making conclusion at the event, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam stressed that ministries, sectors, localities, enterprises, publishing houses and readers have joined hands to restore and develop reading culture. 
He also wished ministries, sectors, localities, enterprises, publishing houses and communities to continue making more effort to spread reading culture to every agencies, sectors and levels. 
Assigning concrete tasks to relevant ministries and sectors, Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam asked the Ministry of Information and Communications to continue carrying out concrete plans on Vietnam Book Day; proposing preferential policies to create favorable conditions for publishing houses as well as writers. 
He also underlined the need to honor outstanding authors, artists and people who bring books to the community; promote the role of associations, especially Publishing Association, Study Promotion Association in policy making; and strengthening communication on reading culture in the new trend. 

By Tran Huong



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