Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue (front, left) presents the Gold Star Award 2018 to a business at the ceremony on December 23 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Gold Star Award 2018 was presented in Hanoi on December 23 to honour the 200 best businesses in the country.

The 200 firms generated more than 912 trillion VND (39 billion USD) in revenue and contributed over 72 trillion VND (3 billion USD) to the state budget this year. They posted an after-tax profit of about 72 trillion VND and created jobs for 417,000 people.

The top 10 in the list are VinGroup, Thanh Thanh Cong Investment JSC, Hoa Binh Construction Group JSC, FPT JSC, Hoa Phat Group JSC, Thien Long Group JSC, Century Land JSC, Traphaco JSC, Minh Phu Seafood JSC, and An Cuong Wood Working JSC.

The Award honours the enterprises that have achieved good business performance and sustainable development and undertaken good social responsibility.

The Vietnam Gold Star Award marked its 15th anniversary this year. It has honoured 2,127 brands and products so far, helping to promote the stature of Vietnamese brands and businesses in the international economic integration period.

It is organised by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee, the Vietnam Youth Federation Central Committee and the Vietnam Young Entrepreneurs Association. –VNA