Awards recognise Vietnamese firms with high-quality products hinh anh 1Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh (centre) presents the awards to businesses at the ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City on February 20 (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – The 2019 High-Quality Vietnam Goods awards were presented to 542 businesses at a ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City on February 20.

The winning firms operate in a wide range of industries, including confectionery, food, dairy products and beverage; fresh agricultural products; stationery; cosmetics; textile-garment, leather; plastics; metalwork and household machinery; construction materials; and fertilizer.

Some of these businesses include ABC Bakery Co. Ltd, Vinamit JSC, Thien Long Group JSC, Kem Nghia JSC, and Viet Tiep Lock JSC.

They were selected through a survey by the High-Quality Vietnamese Goods Business Association. 

It directly interviewed 12,000 households and 5,400 sellers in 12 big provinces and cities in the northern, central – Central Highlands, southeastern and southwestern regions. An online survey was also conducted by using a specialised app, and it received 4,000 responses from consumers nationwide.

The survey also took into account the transparency of businesses' activities and local managerial agencies' feedback on their law compliance.

Chairwoman of the association Vu Kim Hanh said over the 23 years of the High-Quality Vietnamese Goods survey, many enterprises have developed sustainably. Useful information of the survey has given them an insight into developments of the market amid the enforcement of free trade agreements.

Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh noted the High-Quality Vietnam Goods awards not only recognise businesses’ efforts but also encourage the improvement of their product and service quality, competiveness, operation efficiency and integration into the global economy.-VNA