Hun Sen to dis­trib­ute books at fair

The Phnom Penh Post - - NATIONAL -

PRIME Min­is­ter Hun Sen will dis­trib­ute a to­tal of 80,000 free copies of three books dur­ing the 2018 Book Fair which will be held from Fri­day un­til Sun­day at the Na­tional Li­brary in Phnom Penh.

Writ­ten nearly a cen­tury ago, the books en­cour­age read­ers to ex­pand their minds and value con­tin­u­ous learn­ing.

Two of them were writ­ten by fa­mous Cam­bo­dian au­thors, Krom Ngoy and Ou Ch­hong.

An­other book is about a col­lec­tion of Cam­bo­dian dharma sto­ries.

Nguon Sony, head of the com­mit­tee that dis­trib­uted the books said: “[The Prime Min­is­ter] en­joyed read­ing those books, there­fore he made the ini­tia­tive.”

The distri­bu­tion of the books, she added, is in­tended to foster the love for read­ing in the King­dom.

Chea Hav, head of pro­mo­tions for the book fair, told

“We had about 50,000 vis­i­tors last year and we are tar­get­ing ap­prox­i­mately 70,000 this year.”

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