National, Asia-Pacific quality awards bestowed on 77 firms
17:52 | 22/04/2018
A ceremony was held in Ha Noi on April 22 to honour 77 enterprises which won the 2017 National Quality Awards and International Asia Pacific Quality Award (IAPQA).

Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam (M) and four IAPQA winners. Photo: VGP

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 operations in boosting the quality and competitiveness of products and services amid regional and global integration.

Up to 73 enterprises won the 2017 National Quality Awards. Among them, 15 received the National Quality Gold Awards, including Binh Minh Plastic JSC, Binh Dinh Pharmaceutical and Medical Equipment JSC, and Fico Tay Ninh Cement JSC, while 58 took the silver awards. 

Four IAPQA winners of the year were Ton Dong A Corporation, Khanh Hoa Salangane Nests Company, Viet Duc Steel Company, and Long Hau Corporation.

Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh said in a bid to optimize the national award’s impacts, firms should be encouraged to consider it a performance assessment tool for comprehensive improvement and increased competitiveness.

He said technological innovation and modern management systems are also key to boosting business productivity and competitiveness, adding that the Vietnamese Government will build policies and programmes on quality-productivity, technology transfer, and intelligent assets development.

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