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May, 24 2014 08:51:00

Honours bestowed for true patriotism

President Truong Tan Sang congratulated the winners saying they were role models for patriotic movements. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang

HA NOI (VNS)  — The 11th Viet Nam Glory programme was held in Ha Noi yesterday to honour 19 outstanding individuals and 11 organisations in construction, defence, labour and production.

Thai Phung Ne, one of the people behind the Son La Hydropower Plant, and Senior Lieutenant Tran Van Vung from the Coast Guard High Command were among those honoured.

President Truong Tan Sang congratulated the winners saying they were role models for patriotic movements.

He thanked the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour and the Central Committee for Emulation and Reward for holding the awards during the past 10 years.

He said he was happy this year's programme also selected coast guard and fisheries surveillance officers and fishermen who had shown courage and determination in demanding China withdraw its illegal oil rig. — VNS

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