The following is a translated summary of a report from the local press. It has been edited for clarity, including the addition of links and information needed for readers unfamiliar with Jeju. — Ed.

Officials from Jeju Special Self-Governing Province have said they will push ahead with an important project to encourage reading on the island. The project will be carried out with the support of 14 public libraries including Halla Library. According to government sources, Jeju province is to invest 274 million won in four main promotional activities. These are: (1) to create a healthy reading environment; (2) to encourage reading; (3) to establish a readathon and (4) provide reading support where necessary.

The government will also establish a range of other policies to promote reading on the island as well as provide information about the program to immigrants here. — Headline Jeju

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