City launches patriotic emulation movement for 2018

Tuesday, 2018-03-06 11:03:59
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Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh speaks at the conference. (Photo:
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NDO – Ho Chi Minh City has adopted the motto of "Fast innovation - High efficiency - Strong development" to establish workable solutions in implementing emulation movements to maintain stable growth and achieve important results in 2017.

The assessment was made at a conference held by the municipal People's Committee on March 5 to sum up the patriotic emulation movements of last year and deploy the tasks for 2018.

The most noteworthy result during the implementation of the patriotic emulation movement in the southern economic hub last year can be seen as the gross regional domestic product (GRDP), which in 2017 reached more than VND1 quadrillion, up 8.25% over the same period of the previous year. Total budget revenue stood at more than VND348 trillion, reaching 100.09% of the estimate, up 13% year-on-year.

In addition, the city has always been at the forefront of emulation movements launched by the Central Government. “The whole country joined hands for the poor – Leaving no one behind" campaign has helped to reduce the total number of poor households in the city to 25,461 (1.28%), while the number of near poor households accounts for 1.91%.

Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh presents the Independence Order to former leaders of Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo:

Speaking at the meeting, Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh praised the patriotic emulation movements implemented by the city, saying that such achievements were the result of the dynamism, creativity, unity, and proactive responses by local authorities and citizens.

The State leader, who is also First Vice President of the Central Council of Emulation and Commendation, suggested the city could improve the quality of emulation and commendation work, while paying more attention to the sudden rewarding for individuals with scientific initiative and those performing courageous acts of selflessness. She also urged the city to maintain and promote its typical "The silent but noble good deeds" movement.

At the conference, the Vice State President awarded Independence and Labour Orders to ten individuals who made significant contributions to the city’s movements. Another 14 collectives were also honoured with the Government's Emulation Flag.