President Truong Tan Sang on May 27 once again praised young people for their contributions to the national development, saying that the youth at any time forms the backbone of the country.

At a Hanoi meeting with 60 outstanding youths from State-owned enterprises (SOEs), President Sang expressed his hope that they will continue to help develop the country’s economy.

He urged the youngsters to pay attention to Party and Youth Union building work as well as continue following late President Ho Chi Minh’s example.

During the meeting, delegates proposed measures to help promote the role of the State sector in the socialist-oriented market economy as well as to support young fishermen.

Over the past years, youngsters in State corporations and groups have carried out various initiatives and studies that have been effectively applied to production and business.

They have also donated 88 billion VND (4.1 million USD) to social welfare activities.-VNA