Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper on Tuesday awarded ‘Favorite Vietnamese Brand Names 2014’, that were voted by the newspaper readers, at a ceremony hosted in New World Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City.
|Deputy Chairwoman of HCMC People’s Committee Nguyen Thi Hong and Sai Gon Giai Phong deputy Editor-in-chief Le Tien Tuyen give ‘Golden Brand Name’ awards to businesses (Photo: SGGP)|
Attending the ceremony were HCMC People’s Committee Deputy Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Hong and leaders from the Central Department of Propaganda and Education and the city Department of Information and Communications.
Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper deputy editor-in-chief Le Tien Tuyen said that the annual event has been hosted for the last nine years as per instructions by the Politburo to boost the ‘Vietnamese give priority to consumptions of Vietnamese goods’ campaign and encourage Vietnamese businesses to build prestigious brand names.
|Saigon Co.op (C) representative receives ‘Golden Brand Name’ title(Photo: SGGP)|
This year, the organization board interviewed 1,200 readers and consumers in the city such as trade centers, supermarkets, markets and airports to select 29 businesses for the award. Of these 23 brand names who have been voted for five to nine consecutive years received ‘Golden Brand Name’ prizes.
Dressing the ceremony Ms. Hong said despite of many difficulties, HCMC last year fulfilled most socio economic norms to reach 9.6 percent Gross Domestic Product growth, up 1.65 times over the country’s growth rate, compared to the same period. City's budget revenue was 11 percent above estimates.
These achievements comprised great contributions from the business community including those honored at the ceremony, she added.