Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the event (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The annual Vietnam Glory programme honouring national spirit and patriotism presented its awards to 30 organisations and individuals at a ceremony in Hanoi on May 20.

Addressing the event, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc praised the organisations and individuals for their outstanding contributions to the country’s Doi Moi (Renewal) cause over the past 30 years.

They were selected among millions of workers and labourers across the country by the programme’s organising council and the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour under this year’s theme of “Vietnam Glory – Imprints of the 30-year Doi Moi”.

Phuc said that after 30 years of renewal, Vietnam has gained great achievements. From a poor agricultural economy, Vietnam has become a middle-income country with the poverty rate declining from 60 percent in 1990 to 4.45 percent in 2016.

He attributed the achievements to important contributions by all economic sectors, people from all walks of life and socio-political organisations, with the worker class always a pioneer in the renewal and integration, and national construction and safeguarding process.

The Government will create all favourable conditions for Vietnamese enterprises, organisations and individuals to bring their capacity and fortes into full play to contribute more to the nation, he added.

The “Vietnam Glory – Imprints of the 30-year Doi Moi” Programme was held to honour organisations and individuals who made special contributions to socio-economic development. They are exemplary role-models in patriotic emulation movements and the nation construction and protection cause during the 30-year renewal.

On the same day, the honoured individuals and organisations were received by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong.

Praising their contributions to the nation’s renewal achievements, the Party chief asked the honoured organisations and individuals to keep up their excellent performances and contribute more to the country’s industrialisation and modernisation, and nation construction and safeguarding cause.-VNA