Hanoi Library Finishes Renovation with Assistance from South Korea

Hanoi Library has been renovated, providing a modern and comfortable space for readers in the capital, as part of an effort to encourage a reading culture.


On April 18, the Hanoi Library initiated a collaborative effort with COPION Organization (Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea) to undertake a revitalization project for the library, transforming it into a modern facility.

With VND44 billion (US$1.9 million) of funding from South Korea, the Hanoi Library has opened new reading rooms and acquired more equipment, furniture, books, and newspapers. Furthermore, COPION provided a training program for librarians to help them improve their skillset.

 Delegates cut the ribbon to inaugurate the new library. Photo: Tu Linh/The Hanoi Times

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Vice Chairwoman Vu Thu Ha of the Hanoi People’s Committee highly praised the project for its support of and contribution to improving the utility services of the Hanoi Library.

The project is dedicated to creating a cultural hub where people can take pleasure in books, thereby promoting cultural exchange; giving access to information and enhancing the quality of life for all citizens in the capital,” remarked Ha.

Ha added that the Hanoi Library will become a creative hub for fostering creative talents. This is also an excellent opportunity for the Hanoi Library to promote the reading culture in a world of globalization, taking advantage of information technology and transitioning from a traditional library to a modern one.

 Delegates visit the space of the renovated library. Photo: Tu Linh/The Hanoi Times

“I strongly believe that the implementation of exchanges and cooperation in many areas, particularly in the cultural field, will significantly bolster the friendship between the two peoples and significantly contribute to the long-lasting and sustainable development of the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea,” Ha declared.

Tran Tuan Anh, Director of the Hanoi Library, was elated to see the project completed and ready for use. It will provide a state-of-the-art cultural space complex for the infrastructure of the Hanoi Library and help improve the quality of facilities and human resources in management and operation.

 Readers enjoy reading books in the renovated space. Photo: Tu Linh/The Hanoi Times