15:50 | 07/01/2016 Science - Technology
The Ministry of Science and Technology held a ceremony in Hanoi on Tuesday to announce a series of events titled "20 years of the Vietnam National Quality Award 1996 -2016".
Running from January to April, the events include an announcement ceremony, conferences, a press gathering to announce the results of the 2015 National Quality Award and Global Performance Excellence Award of the Asia-Pacific Quality Organization.
Minister of Science and Technology Nguyen Quan told the opening ceremony that science and technology can only be vital and be spread when it is applied in practice, especially in enterprise activities. He added that productivity and quality are imperative for the survival of enterprises and the core issue of the Vietnamese economy, as Vietnam has signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal and joined the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).
This is an annual award aimed at reviewing, assessing and bestowing awards to businesses with excellent performances and outstanding achievements in innovating, improving quality and contributing to Vietnam’s productivity and quality movement. Nearly 1,700 awards have been presented in the past 20 years and 37 awards were won at the Asia-Pacific Global Performance Excellence Award./.