The popularisation and education sector needs to take a great responsibility for raising public awareness of abiding by the recently-amended Constitution as 2014 is the first year to enforce the legal document.

Dinh The Huynh, Politburo member and head of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC)’s Commission for Popularisation and Education, was speaking at a conference in Hanoi on January 13 to review the sector’s performance in 2013 and set its 2014 tasks.

He said in 2014, popularisation work must evoke national pride and self-reliance for self-improvement on the path of national prosperity.

It must encourage departments, agencies and people from all walks of life to overcome difficulties, fulfil the 2014 socio-economic development plan agreed by the CPVCC’s eighth conference, and the Resolution on the 2014 socio-economic development plan ratified in the 13th National Assembly’s sixth session.

The move is part of efforts to realise the 2011-2016 socio-economic progression plan and the Resolution set at the 11th National Party Congress.

Huynh also called for a review of the 30-year national renewal as part of preparations for the all-level Party Congress in 2015 and the 12th National Party Congress in early 2016.

The sector must speed up the Party build-up in accordance with the Resolution on some urgent issues in Party building at present set at the PCC’s fourth conference and Direction 03-CT/TW by the Politburo on the campaign “Studying and following the moral examples of President Ho Chi Minh” among cadres, Party members and people of all strata.

It must better manage press and publication activities, culture, arts, science and education while improving the quality of popularisation projects, he said.

Huynh requested the early discovery of negative phenomena in society, whereby a range of solutions must come up to drive back the so-called “self-evolution” and “self-transformation” inside the Party. It must also act to thwart every scheme and “peaceful evolution” activity of hostile forces.-VNA