American non-profit organization Library of Vietnam Project will start building a public library in the central Thua Thien-Hue Province’s Nam Dong highland District in the second quarter this year.
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The library will be built on a 230-square-meter site at a cost of US$58,000, with $48,000 coming from the US organization and the rest from local resources.
It will have books on various subjects, computers, and textbooks.
LOVP has built many such libraries around Vietnam -- in Ho Chi Minh City and Vinh Long, Kien Giang, Quang Ngai, Quang Nam, Quang Tri, and Thai Binh Provinces.
LOVP was founded by F.J.Chuck Theusch, a veteran who once fought in Vietnam.
It accepts donations from the public to build libraries that it says have distinctive rooflines, ramps for access for handicapped people, outdoor balconies, and other facilities.
LOVP hopes to build central libraries in all 600 districts in Vietnam and many more smaller satellite facilities costing up to $15,000.