|Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ (right) hands an award to a representative of the Hồ Chí Minh Road project, one of the eight outstanding projects honoured at the Việt Nam Glory programme in Hà Nội on Saturday . — VNA/VNS Photo Dương Giang|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam has honoured eight outstanding works at a programme entitled “Việt Nam Glory” held by the Việt Nam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) in Hà Nội on Saturday.
The event is part of activities to mark the 89th founding anniversary of the Việt Nam Trade Union (July 28, 1929-2018) and welcome the 12th Vietnam Trade Union Congress.
The outstanding works are Việt Nam’s telecom satellites (VINASAT-1, VINASAT-2), the North-South 500kV transmission line, the Hòa Bình Hydropower Plant, the Hồ Chí Minh Road, selection and development of two new rice varieties of high quality and productivity (OM6976 and OM5451), the Việt Nam encyclopedia, Việt Nam’s 1:200,000 geological map and mineral resources map and the National Expanded Immunisation Programme.
Addressing the event, Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ praised the significant contributions made by those who developed the works, and described the eight outstanding works as true symbols and vivid evidence of Vietnamese intellectuals’ daring to think, do and contribute to society.
He called on Vietnamese intellectuals to continue creating more meaningful works, which would become proud examples of the will and intellect of Vietnamese people.
According to VGCL President Bùi Văn Cường, the previous 13 versions of the “Việt Nam Glory” programme recognised and honoured the collectives and individuals with outstanding achievements in national building and safeguarding, thereby sparking the spirit of patriotism, determination and creative labour for the development of the country, and for the goal of building a strong nation of wealthy people and a democratic, equal and civilised society.
From the beginning of 2018, the VGCL proposed the idea of selecting exemplary works which have left bold marks and contributed significantly to the national construction and defence cause from 1975 until now. — VNS