Overseas Vietnamese scientist presents nearly 10,000 books to universities
Representative from the Committee for Overseas Vietnamese in Ho Chi Minh City and Van Hien University sign minutes on book donation (Photo: sggp.org.vn)

Scientist Han recently presented 942 books, worth nearly VND3 billion (or USD130,397), to the library of Van Hien University in Ho Chi Minh City through the city Committee for Overseas Vietnamese under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

These rare books on technology are published by World Scientific Publishing headquartered in Singapore.

According to the Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper, Van Hien University is the first school receiving donated technical books followed by Nguyen Tat Thanh University, Duy Tan University and Thu Duc College of Technology. 

In generally, a total of 9,338 books have been given to universities in Vietnam in November, worth over VND26 billion.

Chairman of Committee for Overseas Vietnamese in Ho Chi Minh City Phung Cong Dung highly appreciated the book donation of scientist Vo Ta Han, who wants to contribute to the country’s growth by heling young people to access to rare books.

Previously, scientist Vo Ta Han presented 1,301 books worth VND3.4 billion (or USD150,000) to the library of the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT).

From 1996 till now, scientist Han has given more than one millions of books to higher education institutions around the country for research works and teaching purpose.

Additionally, he also set up a scholarship fund named Vo Ta Han to give financial aid to poor but good students in disadvantaged districts in the countryside for over the past five years.

Vo Ta Han, a financial expert working in the US, Canada and Singapore, has brought more than one million precious books to Vietnam for the goal of raising training quality in HCMC particularly and the country generally./.


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