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Ho Chi Minh City book street proves popular

by PV/VTV11 January 2017 Last updated at 06:03 AM

A corner of Ho Chi Minh City book street (Photo: TL)
A corner of Ho Chi Minh City book street (Photo: TL)

VTV.vn - Ho Chi Minh City's new 'book street' has become a regular stop for people in the city, as well as an interesting place for tourists to explore.

Up to 6,000 people a day visit the street to browse, a quarter of which are tourists. Over a hundred publishing events have held and some half million books have been sold over the last year on this short street.

"I did whatever I could to ensure this went ahead as planned under the project management team. With a team like that, they're sure to succeed", Le Thai Hi - Former Director of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Information & Communications - said.

After a year of nonstop innovations, the Book Road's ambition became a reality when it became the only cultural event according to the city's authorities.

"The Book Road will have more to prove in its future years, but I believe it'll grow ever stronger and richer as a hub for knowledge", Dr.Quach Thu Nguyet - Ho Chi Minh City Book Road Management - said.

People believe this road could see further success as 24 districts in the city will copy the book road concept, promising even more to come.

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