Outstanding Entrepreneurs Honored

10:43:54 AM | 14/10/2019

On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of Vietnamese Entrepreneurs Day and 74 years in commemoration of Uncle Ho's letter to industrialists and commercialists, on October 13 in Hanoi, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended and delivered a keynote speech at the Award Ceremony of 100 outstanding Vietnamese entrepreneurs organized by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI).

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said that entrepreneurs have made great sacrifices in building the country and legitimately enriching themselves and their families. “We now have millions of entrepreneurs running nearly 750,000 businesses and 5.2 million business households, creating tens of millions of jobs, paying taxes to the State,” he added.

“Behind every entrepreneur is not only his personal property but also the lives of tens, hundreds, thousands or tens of thousands of workers and their families,” the Government Chief said. "For the past 30 years, we have together made a great story of overcoming poverty, and in the next 30 years, we will continue to write another story of a powerful and prosperous Vietnam."

Addressing the ceremony, VCCI President Vu Tien Loc said, "We honor the best entrepreneurs. We see the gray hair of the first generation of entrepreneurs - the trailblazers - who started business more than three decades ago. We also see new faces of the 4.0 generation of entrepreneurs. They are all hard working, bold, willing to sacrifice their personal peace for the aspiration for advancement."
Mr. Vu Hong Thanh, Chairman of the National Assembly's Economic Committee, and Dr. Vu Tien Loc, VCCI President awarded the Thanh Giong Cup (Saint Giong) to the 100 outstanding entrepreneurs.
Speaking about the importance of the award, Ms. Lee Ju Song, Executive Director of ICC Asia, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) World Chambers Federation (WCF), said that this award is in line with the policy of Vietnam, which is to promote entrepreneurship and encourage Vietnamese entrepreneurs to reach out to the world market. It is also encouraging Vietnamese entrepreneurs to move forward to become excellent business elites.