As many as 73 foreign-invested businesses and 100 domestic companies were honoured with the 12 th Golden Dragon Awards and the 9 th Vietnamese Trademark Awards, respectively, in Hanoi on March 16.

FDI businesses that won the Golden Dragon Awards this year operate in the fields of finance-banking, insurance, cement production and car manufacturing. Among the winners are Chinfon Cement Corporation, Ford Vietnam Co., Ltd and Lavie Co., Ltd.

In 2012, foreign investors invested more than 13 billion USD in Vietnam, of which 10.5 billion USD was disbursed. The FDI sector recorded an export turnover of over 73 billion USD last year, accounting for 66 percent of the country’s total exports.

Meanwhile, 100 local businesses were recognised for their efforts in overcoming a series of difficulties in 2012. Typical businesses include Ngo Gia Tu One-member Co. , Ltd, Viet Tien Garment Joint Stock Corporation, and Vincom Joint Stock Company.

The awards ceremony, themed “Crossing Waves”, was jointly held by the Vietnam Economic Times in coordination with Vietnam Television.-VNA