Top Trademarks Share Gold Star Prize with Young Entrepreneurs

For the first time since its inception five years ago, the Golden Star Awards been granted to 10 leading national trademarks apart from outstanding young entrepreneurs.

The trophy of the Golden Star Award

Organizers say the latest move aims to encourage the development of goods and services that can compete with their international counterparts.

The sixth edition of the annual Golden Star Awards saw 200 winners receive a crystal trophy adorned with a bunch of flowers from senior officials of the party, government and other agencies.

The awards were presented at the National Convention Center on September 2 before a large audience.

The 10 top trademarks that made their debut at the latest awards were: PetroVietnam; Vietnam Rubber Group(VRG); Agribank; FPT Telecom; Saigon Jewelry Holding Company (SJC); Geleximco; The Truong Hai Auto Joint Stock Company (THACO); Dong Tam Joint-stock Enterprise(Dong Tam); Thai Nguyen Iron and Steel Corporation (TISCO) and Viet Tien Garment Joint Stock Corporation (VTEC).

The 200 winners of the award posted a combined annual turnover of US$21 billion, employed 390,000 workers, and contributed VND24 trillion to the government budget last year.

By Hoa Binh - Translated by Thanh Tam

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