|Ho Chi Minh City's Youth Union members in their popular blue shirts.|
"Activities to gather youths working in non-state enterprises have been gradually diversified. However, to some unions and associations, there still remains difficulties in maintaining the effectiveness of the activities," said Mr. Pham Van Sang, Deputy Manager of Youth Union and Public Relations Board of the Ho Chi Minh City’s Party Committee at a conference to summarize its activities during three years of implementation of the city’s Youth Union’s Decision No.8 and two years of implementation of the city’s Party Committee’s instruction on gathering young workers in non-state enterprises.
From June 2002 to November 2005, the Ho Chi Minh City’s Youth Union has restructured its 359 Youth Unions with over 10,000 members, establishing 777 associations with 22,690 members currently working in non-state enterprises.
Following the city’s Party Committee’s Instruction No.11, about 220 youth unions of non-state enterprises with 4,961 members and 214 associations with 5,197 members have been established from September 2003 to November 2005.