|Some 100 businesses across the country receive the awards for the top Vietnamese brands of 2014 yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Dan
HA NOI (VNS) — An awards ceremony for the top Vietnamese brands of 2014 honoured 100 businesses in Ha Noi yesterday.
The awards are given to industrial manufacturing and trade businesses participating in the Politiburo's five year Vietnamese People Prioritise Vietnamese Goods campaign.
The categories include top 10 Vietnamese product brands, top 10 businesses using 60 to 70 percent locally-sourced components and 80 outstanding Vietnamese brands.
The winners were announced on the Ministry of Industry and Trade's website www.moit.gov.vn, in the Industry and Trade newspaper and at www.bao-congthuong.com.vn.
The top 10 Vietnamese product brands included Lam Thao Fertilisers and Chemicals Joint Stock Company, Truong Hai Automobile Joint Stock Company, Nha Be Garment Joint Stock Company, and Saigon Beer-Alcohol-Beverage Joint Stock Corporation.
The top 10 businesses using local materials included Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical Ltd.Co; Binh Dinh Pharmaceutical and Medical Equipment Joint Stock Company; and Ha Noi Beer, Alcohol and Beverage Joint Stock Corporation.
Nguyen Thien Nhan, chairman of the Viet Nam Fatherland Front Central Committee and chairman of the campaign's steering committee said the campaign had made a significant contribution to the country's socio-economic development and to creating a product consumption network. It also encouraged Vietnamese people to use Vietnamese products, he said.
"The campaign has challenged businesses to improve their products' quality to meet consumer demand," he said.
Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang said the campaign also provided opportunities for local businesses to better invest in the domestic market and gain local consumers' trust.
Award recipients included small businesses from remote and mountain areas, as well as big corporations.
This was the first time awards were granted to businesses that made active contributions to the campaign, said Le Viet Nga, Deputy Head of the Domestic Market Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
She noted that winners needed to have impressive sales numbers and be highly competitive in the domestic arena.
The awards were organised by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, the Ministry of Information and Communication, the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.— VNS