PM launches nationwide emulation movement for 2021-2025 hinh anh 1Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc delivers a speech at the 10th National Patriotic Emulation Congress on December 10 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - A nationwide emulation movement with the theme “Solidarity, creativity, and emulation to build and safeguard the Fatherland” was launched for the 2021-2025 period by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on December 10.

The PM, also the Chairman of the Central Emulation and Rewards Council, launched the drive at the 10th National Patriotic Emulation Congress, which officially opened in Hanoi on the morning of December 10.

Attended by 2,300 delegates from around the country, the congress shared the view that patriotic emulation movements and reward activities have been reformed and become more practical and effective over the last five years.

Emulation campaigns have developed intensively and extensively, creating important momentum for the successful performance of political and socio-economic development tasks in the entire country as well as at every agency, organisation, and unit. Such achievements serve as the basis for the country to take firm steps towards the goal of growing a wealthy and strong, democratic, equal, and civilised nation, according to the Government leader.

He especially highlighted the enormous contributions by forces involved in fighting COVID-19 and responding to natural disasters, adding that compatriotism and comradeship have become even stronger amid trying times.

As the global and regional situation is forecast to remain complex and unpredictable and there remain many difficulties and challenges in the country, the PM noted that this requires the entire Party, people, and army to continue enhancing solidarity and consensus, reforming strongly, showing dynamism and creativity, and exerting the utmost effort to achieve socio-economic development targets for 2021-2025 and the development strategy for 2021-2030.

He called for patriotism, self-reliance, and aspirations for a prosperous and happy country to be encouraged.

Launching the nationwide emulation movement for the next five years, the PM called for emulation in building and perfecting institutions for sustainable development in all aspects; developing science - technology and innovation; improving people’s material and spiritual lives; supporting defence, security, external affairs, and international integration; and building an incorruptible, strong, lean, efficient, and effective Party, State, and political system.

He also requested the continuation of existing emulation campaigns, including four key campaigns: “The whole nation joins in efforts to build new-style rural areas”, “The whole nation joins hands for the poor - Leaving no one behind”, “Vietnamese businesses integrate and develop”, and “Cadres, civil servants, and public employees emulate the execution of workplace norms”./.