Top legislator hails patriotism emulation movement in Thai Nguyen hinh anh 1NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan attends the fifth patriotism emulation congress in Thai Nguyen province (Photo: VNA).

Thai Nguyen (VNA) - Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has praised the outcomes of the patriotism emulation movement in the northern province of Thai Nguyen, saying they have contributed significantly to local socio-economic development over the past five years.

Attending the province’s fifth patriotism emulation congress on September 29, the top legislator stressed that the province should continue holding movements in line with political missions as well as Politburo Directive No 05-CT/TW on promoting the study and following the thoughts, morality, and lifestyle of President Ho Chi Minh.

Ngan asked provincial leaders to pay due regard to improving the efficiency of the emulation and rewards council in the future, adding that council staff should have a thorough understanding of Party policies and State regulations as well as a high sense of responsibility.

According to Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Vu Hong Bac, the patriotism emulation movement has been promoted at the grassroots level locally, with programmes such as “Thai Nguyen joins hands to build new style rural areas” and “Good teaching – Good learning”.

Over the past five years, Thai Nguyen’s gross regional domestic product (GRDP) has remained robust, he said, averaging 11.1 percent. The province has also posted outstanding results in the building of new style rural areas, with 72 percent of communes attaining the title, 21,500 jobs generated, and average poverty cut by 2.06 percent each year.

On the occasion, she presented the President’s first-class, second-class and third-class Labour Orders to local organisations and individuals for their contributions to the cause of national construction and protection.

On the same day, Ngan paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at the provincial Party Committee’s traditional house./.