The top 200 Vietnamese trademarks representing 25 commodity groups and 10 businesses with good performance of social responsibilities were honoured at the 2011 Vietnam Gold Star Awards ceremony held in Hanoi on October 15.

After nine years, the Gold Star Award has become one of Vietnam’s most prestigious and large-scale trademark promotion programmes.

Addressing the event, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh said Vietnamese brands have made contributions to promoting the image of Vietnam and increasing its position in the international arena.

The Deputy PM asked ministries, agencies and localities to facilitate businesses in general and those wining the Gold Star Awards in particular for further development.

This year’s programme attracted close to 350 brands from 54 cities and provinces. In particular, this is the first time businesses which well performed social responsibilities have been commended at the event./.