HCMC needs great efforts to escape from lagging condition: Party chief Thang

Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Secretary Dinh La Thang called upon agencies and citizens to make great efforts for the city to escape from the condition of straggling behind other nations in the region yesterday morning.

Secretary Dinh La Thang states at the conference (Photo: SGGP)

At a conference reviewing the patriotic emulation movements and commendation 2015 and implementing the city's key tasks this year, he stated that HCMC has gone through a long and proud way of development. However the bitter and unacceptable truth is that it has lagged behind other Southeast Asian nations.
 
The condition had been caused by many objective and subjective reasons. However it should not be a pretext to blame each other, he said.
 
Mr. Thang prompted citizens not to accept the bitter truth as a destiny but strive their best to first sustain the city position of the country’s motive force, continue leading the southern region’s development and be a driving force for the country’s strategic targets.
 
He believed that HCMC will be able to practice that with dynamic and steadfast citizens who have dared to accept challenges, been on the spirit and cultural beauty of solidarity, sharing, protection and assistance one another.
 
“In the global integration phase, opportunities are equally divided to every nation. The matter is how to grasp these opportunities making them positive assistances for the national growth,” Mr. Thang said.
 
The ability of catching opportunities largely depends on the determination of each nation and the most important thing is to mobilize all human resources and the national unity, he added.
 
HCMC is the country’s motive force in economics, culture, science and technology and it should appeal to all classes of citizens to speed up development.

Seven breakthrough programs that the city has defined for the next five years show its wish about the city’s future.
 
He called upon agencies and citizens to find the best solutions to make the dreams come true. It was time to intensify patriotic emulation movements more than ever. Every agency, house and citizen should do their best and enhance the emulation spirit via specific actions and goals making the city a place fit to live for everyone, he said.

Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong awards certificates of merit to winners of the patriotic emulation movements and commendation 2015 (Photo: SGGP)

Acquiring opinions by the secretary, chairman of the city People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong launched the patriotic emulation movement 2016.
 
The movement would be attached to campaigns on rectifying the party and following the moral example of President Ho Chi Minh, implementation of the Politburo’s Directive 03 to fight against corruption, waste and practice saving.
 
The movement 2016 will gather all resources to speed up economic growth rate, making it higher than last year, improve the growth quality and the city’s economic competitiveness, solve difficulties for businesses especially small and medium ones.
 
Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong urged related agencies to spot, condemn and reward teams and individuals with excellent achievements while implementing their duties in remote and disadvantageous areas of the city.
 
Being chairman of the Emulation and Reward Council, Mr. Phong declared against manifestations of formalism and ‘the achievement disease’ in emulation and reward.

By Van Anh – Translated by Hai Mien

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