Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Van Tung speaks at a meeting of the National Quality Awards' organisation board (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – A ceremony to honour the 2017 winners of the annual National Quality Awards and International Asia Pacific Quality Award (IAPQA) will take place on April 22.

The information was released at a press conference introducing the awards on April 17.  

The ceremony will be broadcast live on the Vietnam Television’s channel 2 between 9 and 11 pm.

Seventy-three enterprises have won the 2017 National Quality Awards. Among them, 15 received National Quality Gold Awards, while 58 took Silver.

At the press conference, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Van Tung said the National Quality Awards is the only one of its kind approved by the Prime Minister and included in the IAPQA system by the Asia-Pacific Quality Organisation.

It is an annual award to honour businesses with outstanding operation in boosting the quality and competitiveness of their products and services amid regional and global integration, he added.

Tung said to optimise the award’s impact, firms are being encouraged to consider it a performance assessment tool.

As of 2017, 1,842 enterprises won National Quality Awards and 44 others obtained the IAPQA.-VNA