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Eight outstanding works honoured at Vietnam Glory

Eight outstanding works of Vietnam were honoured at a programme entitled “Vietnam Glory” held by the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) in Hanoi on July 28.

The event is part of the activities to mark the 89th founding anniversary of the Vietnam Trade Union (July 28, 1929-2018) and welcome the 12th Vietnam Trade Union Congress.

The outstanding works are Vietnam's telecom satellites (VINASAT-1, VINASAT-2), the North-South 500kV transmission line, the Hoa Binh Hydropower Plant, the Ho Chi Minh Road, selection and development of two news rice varieties of high quality and productivity, OM6976 and OM5451, Vietnam encyclopedia, Vietnam's 1:200,000 geological map and mineral resources map, and the National Expanded Immunisation Programme.

Addressing the event, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue praised the significant contributions made by those who developed the works, and described the eight outstanding works as honest symbols and vivid evidence of the 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 Bui Van Cuong, the previous 13 versions of the “Vietnam 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.