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MAY 28, 2009

UN Development Program Announce Bulgarian Libraries

SOFIA, Bulgaria -- The Ministry of Culture and the United Nations Development Programme announced today the nationwide Glob@l Libraries – Bulgaria Programme supported by a USD 15 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


APRIL 23, 2009

Poland's Library Development Program Aims to Increase Access to Computers, the Internet and Training - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The inauguration of the Library Development Program took place on 23rd April 2009 at Warsaw's National Library. Those taking part in the ceremony included Minister Michał Boni, member of the Council of Ministers, Piotr Żuchowski, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, and Witold Drożdż, Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Interior and Administration. A letter to the participants from Sejm Speaker Bronisław Komorowski was read out by MP Michał Szczerba.


APRIL 20, 2009

Asia Foundation Launches Project to Support Public Libraries and Internet Access - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

HANOI, Vietnam --The Asia Foundation, the premier non-profit organization devoted to Asia’s development, announced today an 18-month project to strengthen public library institutions and support public Internet access in Vietnam, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The award of U.S. $400,715 is the first Gates Foundation grant received by The Asia Foundation. The project will help expand the public’s access to information in rural areas and provide opportunities for Vietnamese citizens to significantly improve their daily lives. The project will complement, reinforce, and broaden a concurrent planning grant from the Gates Foundation to Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC).


APRIL 20, 2009

Asia Foundation Launches Project to Support Public Libraries and Internet Access in Vietnam | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

HANOI, Vietnam -- The Asia Foundation, the premier non-profit organization devoted to Asia’s development, announced today an 18-month project to strengthen public library institutions and support public Internet access in Vietnam, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The award of U.S. $400,715 is the first Gates Foundation grant received by The Asia Foundation. The project will help expand the public’s access to information in rural areas and provide opportunities for Vietnamese citizens to significantly improve their daily lives. The project will complement, reinforce, and broaden a concurrent planning grant from the Gates Foundation to Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC).




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