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PM urges youth unions to step up

Update: April, 14/2018 - 09:00
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc meets with key leaders of Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union held yesterday in Hà Nội.– VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất

HÀ NỘI – Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has urged youth unions at all levels to support young people, especially students and young employees in companies and factories, to conduct scientific studies and enhance start-up activities.

In the context of the Industrial Revolution 4.0, he said the effort and creativity of young people played an important part in the wealth of the country.

He made the statement at the annual meeting between the Government and key leaders of Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union held yesterday in Hà Nội.

Phúc suggested some issues that need to be addressed, such as tackling the problems of young entrepreneurship, how to become global citizens for Vietnamese youth, and mobilising young people to contribute to the country.

First Secretary of the union Lê Quốc Phong briefed about results of the union’s activities. Of that, the start-up campaign among young people was widely deployed in all 63 cities and provinces.

However, Phong said many practical ideas could not be implemented due to restricted financial support. The union received thousands of loan applications from all over the country every year, but only a small amount received the fund.

At the meeting, Phúc highly appreciated the union’s drastic activities for the community, such as consulting and distributing medicine for free, launching voluntary blood donation movements, training online to support young start-ups in 63 cities and provinces, and launching the creative start-up initiatives among rural young people.

He also praised the union’s implementation of the inter-governmental resolution between the Government and the union, which completed nine out of 12 tasks assigned by the Prime Minister. Three unfinished tasks were due to lack of resources.

However, Phúc pointed out some of the shortcomings such as those in the ethical education for young people, limited support for the youth in setting up their own businesses, limited coordination between the youth union and some ministries and agencies in the implementation of the joint resolution and the task assigned by the Government.

He requested all levels of governments, and the labour, war invalids and social affairs sector to pay attention to vocational guidance and employment for young people. At the same time, it was necessary to pay adequate attention to cultural, art and physical training and sport activities.

He added the governments must talk with them to also understand their aspirations. He suggested the union should socialise resources to carry out its tasks, especially the promotion of start-up businesses. – VNS

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