Two Vietnamese companies have won the International Asia-Pacific Quality Award (IAPQA) 2009, reported the Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality.

The Vietnam Electric Cable Corporation (Cadivi) bagged the World Class Award for Large Manufacturing Organisation, and the Materials-Petroleum Joint Stock Company (Comeco) brought home the Best in Class Award for Large Service Organisation.

This year marks the first time a Vietnamese business has won the first prize of the IAPQA since the country joined the award in 2000.

An award presentation ceremony will be organised in Mexico in October on the sidelines of the 15th conference of the Asia -Pacific Quality Organisation (APQO)./.