PM requests support for youths to promote start-ups

Friday, 2018-04-13 18:11:57
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PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the working session with the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee in Hanoi on April 13. (Photo: NDO/Tran Hai)
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NDO/VNA – Young people, especially university students and youths working in businesses, should be supported to promote start-ups and scientific research, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has said.

PM Phuc made the request at a working session with the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) Central Committee in Hanoi on April 13, to review the implementation of a joint resolution between the Government and the HCYU Central Committee since the national congress of the union last December, and set forth the youth union affairs in 2018.

“We should begin with youths when embarking on the knowledge-based economy, the fourth industrial revolution and the digital economy as they are the core force,” he said.

The PM emphasised the need to increase activities in order to promote the pioneering role of youngsters, especially those in the armed forces and schools, in socio-economic development, national defence and security, social welfare and the fight against peaceful evolution.

He asked the administrations at all levels and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs to pay due attention to job-related issues and vocational guidance for young people.

PM Phuc also emphasised the organisation of cultural, artistic, sporting and entertainment activities for youths, particularly those in industrial parks, as well as rural and remote areas.

To understand aspirations of the youth, agencies and localities need to increase their dialogues with them, he said, urging youth union organisations to pay more heed to communications campaigns to contribute to preventing bad deeds among youngsters.

At the working session, the PM applauded the significant contributions made by youths to socio-economic development in 2017 despite facing difficulties and challenges at home and abroad.