At the press conference (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) -
Winners of the National Quality Awards and the Global Performance
Excellence Awards (GPEA) 2019-2020 will be honoured at a ceremony in Hanoi on
The ceremony will
be broadcast live by Vietnam Television and Voice of Vietnam (VOV), a press
conference held by the Ministry of Science and Technology on April 20 heard.
The awards aim to
honour businesses that have made outstanding achievements in improving the
quality of products and services, competitiveness, operational efficiency, and
regional and international economic integration.
In his remarks,
Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Le Xuan Dinh said that despite the challenges
and difficulties during 2020, many enterprises still showed successful
operations, especially in terms of quality and productivity improvements.
He expressed his
hope that Vietnam’s business community will grow even stronger in the time
Quality Awards were approved by the Prime Minister and are included in the
GPEA. The PM signed decisions presenting the awards to 61 companies in 2019 and
55 last year.
Over the past 25
years, more than 2,000 enterprises have won these awards, including 240 receiving
the golden prize. Of note, 50 were also honoured with a GPEA.
programme is administered by the Asia-Pacific Quality Organisation (APQO),
which is a non-profit organisation bringing together all of the leading quality
societies in the Asia Pacific region.
To be eligible
for the prestigious award, businesses must earn a national quality award for
two years preceding the year of application and be recommended by the national