National quality awards presented to 75 businesses

Monday, Jun 24, 2019 08:07

The ceremony to present the Vietnam National Quality Awards 2018 takes place in Ha Noi yesterday, — VNA/VNS Photo

Seventy-five Vietnamese businesses received awards for their achievements last year in product and service quality and business performance in Ha Noi on Sunday.

They were honoured at the Vietnam National Quality Awards 2018 ceremony.

Twenty-two of the firms won gold prizes, including nine big production businesses, eight small- and medium-sized production firms and small- and medium-sized service companies. Smaller prizes went to 53 other businesses.

Congratulating the winners at the ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam said: “To enhance competitiveness, it is necessary to improve productivity and especially quality as customers’ demands have become increasingly diverse and strict."

He expressed his hope that more businesses will vie for the awards so as to help encourage productivity and quality, thereby contributing to national development.

The annual Vietnam National Quality Awards are part of the GPEA system of the Asia Pacific Quality Organisation. They were first presented in 1996.

Also at the ceremony, the Global Performance Excellence Award 2018 (GPEA) was presented to the Binh Minh Plastic JSC and the Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank).

Prior to the ceremony, a seminar was held in Ha Noi on Saturday for the winning firms to share their experiences in building and reforming their corporate governance systems. It was organised by the Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality under the Ministry of Science and Technology. — VNS

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