National quality awards presented to 75 businesses hinh anh 1The ceremony to present the Vietnam National Quality Awards 2018 takes place in Hanoi on June 23 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam National Quality Awards 2018 were presented at a ceremony in Hanoi on June 23, honouring 75 companies with remarkable achievements in product and service quality and business performance.

Twenty-two of the firms won the golden prize of the Vietnam National Quality Awards 2018.

Nine of them are big production businesses, namely DOMESCO Medical Import-Export JSC, Viglacera Corporation, An Phat Plastic and Green Environment JSC, Tan Hiep Phat Service and Trading Co. Ltd, Dong Phu Rubber JSC, Thanh Hoa Beer JSC, Traphaco JSC, KCP Vietnam Industries Limited, and Vedan Vietnam Enterprise Corp. Ltd.

Eight others are small- and medium-sized production firms, and five are small- and medium-sized service companies. 

The Vietnam National Quality Awards went to 53 other businesses, including 20 big production companies, 21 small- and medium-sized production companies, one big service company, and 11 small- and medium-sized service ones.

Also at the ceremony, the Global Performance Excellence Award 2018 (GPEA) was presented to the Binh Minh Plastic JSC and the Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank).

The annual Vietnam National Quality Awards are part of the GPEA system of the Asia Pacific Quality Organisation. They were first presented in 1996.

Addressing the ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam congratulated the winners, noting that to enhance competitiveness, it is necessary to improve productivity and quality, especially quality as customers’ demand has become increasingly diverse and strict.

He expressed his hope that more businesses will vie for the awards so as to help encourage the productivity and quality improvement movement, thereby contributing to national development.

Prior to the presentation ceremony, a seminar was held in Hanoi on June 22 for the winning firms to share their experience, both successes and failures, in building and reforming their corporate governance systems.

It was organised by the Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality under the Ministry of Science and Technology.-VNA