​At the granting ceremony (Source: khoahocphattrien.vn)
Hanoi (VNA) – Eighty businesses were honoured with the 2015 National Quality Awards and Global Performance Excellence Awards (GPEA) at a ceremony held in Hanoi on May 8.

Among the winners, 20 received National Quality Gold Awards while 57 took silver, according to Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Viet Thanh.

The GPEA went to Thien Long Group from Ho Chi Minh City, the National Oil Services JSC of Vietnam (OSCVN) in Ba Ria – Vung Tau province and Nam Duoc Ltd., Co. in Nam Dinh province, he announced.

He said 2015 was the 15th year Vietnam has engaged in the GPEA and to date 37 Vietnamese businesses have won this international award.

Launched in 1996, the annual National Quality Awards serve as an effective tool for companies to evaluate their operational efficiency and management to increase productivity, goods and service quality, and competitiveness.

Over the past 20 years, as many as 1,690 businesses have been presented with the awards, including 188 winners of gold prizes.

The granting ceremony forms part of activities to celebrate the Vietnam Science and Technology Day which falls on May 18.-VNA