Winners of 2018 Vietnam Women’s Awards honoured

(VOVWORLD) - A total of 15 winners of the 2018 Vietnam Women’s Awards and 20 best start-up projects founded by women were honoured at a recent ceremony held in Hanoi by the Vietnam Women's Union (VWU).
Winners of 2018 Vietnam Women’s Awards honoured - ảnh 1The award ceremony takes place in Hanoi in October, 2018. 

Launched in 2002, the Vietnam Women’s Awards aim to encourage creativity, determination and a spirit of vitality. It also recognizes women’s devotion, talents and innovative contributions to  the process of national development and defense. This year’s awards were granted to 5 groups and 10 individuals with outstanding contributions to their society’s development.

"We’re very honored to receive this award. The prize is a result of the efforts and contributions of more than 100 female doctors and staff of the hospital who worked tirelessly in a remote area with many disadvantageous conditions. We’re determined to provide the best possible healthcare services to our patients", said Le Thi Tuyet Chinh, Director of Cao Bang provincial Hospital of Traditional Medicine.

Senior Lieutenant Colonel Trinh Thi Ha of the Ministry of Public Security was among 10 individuals granted this year’s prizes. "I want to encourage other women not to limit themselves by any barriers, and just to do everything they can to advance themselves in all areas as Vietnam further integrates into the world, especially in light of the fourth Industrial Revolution", said Ha. 

Dang Thi Truc Lan Chi, Director of Ben Tre province’s Vinh Tien Limited Company, is another awardee. Her company invented sticky-free coconut candies in 2011 in a closed assembly line to ensure food hygiene standards. Moreover, the company found a way to reach the local farmers directly to buy raw materials and cut costs.

"We’ve successfully overcome all our shortcomings in producing coconut candies with a modern process instead of the manual one of old. We also created a network connecting poor local women to local job prospects", said Ms. Lan Chi.