12:44 | 15/03/2015 Trade
(VEN) - On March 15, an awards ceremony was held at the Hanoi Opera House to honor outstanding Vietnamese products and services in response to the Buy Vietnamese Goods campaign. The ceremony was broadcasted live on VTV1, Vietnam Television.
Attendants also included Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang, Minister of Science and Technology Nguyen Quan, Minister, Head of the Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs Giang Seo Phu, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan, and representatives of central and local institutions.
The first Outstanding Vietnamese Products and Services award 2014 was organized by the Ministry of Industry and Trade in association with the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, the Ministry of Information and Communications, the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, to honor businesses in fields such as industrial production, distribution, trade and services, for their effective implementation of the Buy Vietnamese Goods campaign in accordance with Politburo Notice 264/TB/TW dated July 31, 2009.
For more than six months, the award’s organizing board received nearly 300 profiles of businesses recommended by the Fatherland Front Committees and Departments of Industry and Trade of localities, associations and sectors. Based on these profiles, 100 businesses were selected to receive the award, of which 10 businesses were honored as the owners of excellent Vietnamese brands, 10 businesses were awarded for achieving high localization rates, and 80 businesses were recognized as the owners of outstanding Vietnamese brands.
The results of a survey carried out by the Institute for Public Opinion Research under the Central Committee for Propaganda and Education last July showed that 92 percent of consumers who joined the survey said they were very interested or interested in the campaign; 63 percent said they prioritized Vietnamese goods; and 54 percent advised their relatives and friends to buy Vietnamese goods. In many localities, made-in-Vietnam textiles, garments, leather and footwear products have won the trust of 80 percent of consumers, while Vietnamese food, fruit and vegetables attracted over 58 percent of consumers.
Groups, corporations and companies under the Ministry of Industry and Trade have seriously implemented the policy of using domestically manufactured machinery, equipment and materials, especially using each other’s products. Last August they signed agreements pledging to use each other’s products with total value amounting to VND71 trillion, including VND5.2 trillion worth of construction steel, over VND4 trillion worth of electrical machinery and equipment, and about VND55.6 billion worth of protective clothing.
In his speech to praise and congratulate award winning businesses, Politburo member, Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, and Head of the Central Steering Committee for the Buy Vietnamese Goods campaign Nguyen Thien Nhan emphasized, “The campaign should continue to be implemented to further encourage Vietnamese people to buy Vietnamese goods, promoting the development of Vietnamese businesses and the whole country. I praise and appeal to Vietnamese businesses for their greater efforts to contribute to the prosperity of our country.”