Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc made the request while chairing a meeting to review the operation of the Central Council for Emulation and Rewards in 2017, as well as set the major tasks for 2018, in Hanoi on January 18. He appreciated that, over the past year, a number of emulation and reward movements were launched and have attracted an enthusiastic response from ministries, sectors, localities and organisations. He also hailed the press agencies in popularising individuals and collectives that have stood out from the movements, thus encouraging further participation from the public. While assigning the tasks for the council this year, the Government leader stressed that emulation and reward work must make further contributions to facilitating the country’s development and improving the people’s standard of living. These movements need to be closely aligned with the Party’s guidelines and State’s policies and the implementation of the socio-economic development tasks set for each ministry, sector and locality in 2018.