70th anniversary of Hanoi's Liberation Day Vietnam - Asia 2023 Smart City Summit Hanoi celebrates 15 years of administrative boundary adjustment 12th Vietnam-France decentrialized cooperation conference 31st Sea Games - Vietnam 2021 Covid-19 Pandemic
May 28, 2023 / 21:00

Hanoi gets new community library

The project aims to improve the spiritual life and provide educational facilities for the community, especially children on the outskirts of Hanoi.

The project Commune Cultural Center and Community Library will be built on 17,500m2 in Phuc Tien Commune, Phu Xuyen District, on the outskirts of Hanoi.

 The exterior design of Phuc Tien Commune's Library. Photo: Cong Tam/The Hanoi Times 

The VND13.2 billion (US$562 million) project will start in July 2023.

It is a non-refundable aid from the Good Neighbors International Organization and Kookmin Bank of Korea to improve spiritual life and provide educational facilities for the community, especially children in the suburbs of Hanoi.

Le Van Thuan, Chairman of the Phuc Tien Commune People's Committee, emphasized that the project is a cultural highlight for the commune, serving the learning and research needs of local people, residents, and children from the neighboring area.

"The Phuc Tien Commune Sports and Culture Center will cover an area of 14,000 square meters, while the community library will be built in 3,500 square meters," he said.

 Inside the library. Photo: Cong Tam/The Hanoi Times

According to Du Anh Hao, Head of the Urban Management Department of Phu Xuyen District, the community library is expected to be an architectural highlight of Phuc Xuyen Commune.

“It is a modern yet unique architecture, simulating the metaphorical image of the communal house, where the cultural features of the community of the inhabitants of the wet rice civilization are preserved,” he said.

Good Neighbors is an international, non-profit humanitarian organization that plans, implements, and raises funds to provide services in child education, community development, health, sanitation, and disaster relief projects.

The organization has been granted the prestigious general consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Since its inception in 1991, the NGO's mission has been to improve the lives of people, especially children, through education, nutrition, shelter, community development, medical care, advocacy, and emergency relief.