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Book Festival 2023 to be held next week

The National University of Laos and the D-Book Publishing will organize Book Festival 2023 on the main campus of the university in Dongdok, Vientiane on March 8-12 to raise awareness of reading among students and general public and the publication of children’s books.

“This book festival aims to translate into reality the strategic plan on human resource development of the government and increasing of the ratio of readers to 2/3 of the country’s population by 2025,” Director of D-Book Publishing, Mr Somsamay Phommachan told a press conference in Vientiane on Mar 1.

The event will also provide the opportunity to cartoonists, writers, publishers to exchange points of view on how to gain access to target readers.

Art and cultural performances, debates, prize award events will be held on the sidelines of the festival along with book donations and food and drink sales.

Source: Lao News Agency