Two Vietnamese companies receive ASEAN awards for occupational safety and health hinh anh 1Workers from Northern Power Corporation of Vietnam fix the power system. (Photo: VNA)

Jakarta (VNA) – Two Vietnamese companies, namely the Northern Power Corporation of Vietnam (EVNNPC) and the Dau Tieng Rubber Corporation of Vietnam - have been presented ASEAN – Occupational Safety and Health Network (OSHNET) Awards.

They are among 18 enterprises receiving the awards. They were nominated by the labour ministries of ASEAN Member States for their innovations and achievements in promoting safety and health standards at their workplaces.

Addressing the awarding ceremony which was held virtually, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for Socio-Cultural Community Kung Phoak congratulated the awardees for their achievements that contribute to a better, safer, and healthier ASEAN Community.

The ASEAN-OSHNET Excellence Awards were presented to Minebea (Cambodia) Co., Ltd of Cambodia; PT. Trakindo Utama Sorowako of Indonesia; LAO Brewery Co., Ltd. of Lao PDR; Putrajaya Holdings Sdn. Bhd. of Malaysia; RVK Meditech Co., Ltd of Myanmar; Energy Development Corporation – Mt. Apo Geothermal Project of the Philippines; Petrochemical Corporation of Singapore (Private) Limited of Singapore; PTT Public Company Limited Rayong Gas Separation Plant of Thailand; and Northern Power Corporation of Vietnam.

The ASEAN-OSHNET Best Practice Awards were given to nine small and medium enterprises, namely Laurelton Diamonds (Cambodia) Co Ltd of Cambodia; PT. Homeware International Indonesia of Indonesia; Burapha Agro-Forestry of Lao PDR; FM Plastic Industries Sdn. Bhd of Malaysia; Jotun Myanmar Co Ltd of Myanmar; D’Homemakers Café of the Philippines; Wee Chwee Huat Scaffolding and Construction Pte Ltd of Singapore; Nawa Intertech Company Limited of Thailand; and Dau Tieng Rubber Corporation of Vietnam.

The ASEAN-OSHNET Awards started in 2016 and has continuously showcased enterprises that have set a high bar for OSH standards. These awards show the commitment of ASEAN to promote closer public-private partnerships in improving OSH in the region./.