The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) on January 10 honoured winners of the business start-up competition 2014 and launched the 2015 business start-up programme.

The programme is to bring business projects to life through the development of networking and training, consultancy and investment linked to building a community of highly-capable businesspeople.

Addressing the launch ceremony, VCCI Chairman Vu Tien Loc called for more incentives for start-ups since the Vietnamese enterprises are in a small number with not a high quality.

The programme will be a useful playground for young people nationwide who are interested in running a business and contribute to building a creative business community in the future, Loc added.

Dam Quang Thang, General Director of Vietnam Agricare company, member of the competition’s review board, held that many projects are feasible and applicable.

The first prize of the 2014 competition went to the A-seedling project by students from the Vietnam Institute of Agriculture.

The San Tuyen tea production and distribution project and the cochineal breeding project won second prizes.-VNA