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Proud winners collect Asean Business Awards 2021

The Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) on Friday presented Asean Business Awards Laos 2021 (ABA Laos) to the winners of the 2021 competition, representing many successful enterprises from a variety of sectors across Laos.

The awards are supported by the Regional Economic Integration of Laos into Asean, Trade and Entrepreneurship Development (RELATED) project run by the German Development Cooperation (GIZ).

Speaking at the ABA Laos Gala Dinner, Executive Vice President of the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry and member of the Asean Business Advisory Council, Mr Thanongsinh Kanlagna, said the primary purpose of the ABA Laos is to recognize outstanding enterprises that are innovative and responsive to market needs. The guest of honor at the event and presented the awards to the winners was Deputy Prime Minister, H.E. Prof. Ph.D  Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune. The ceremony was also attended by the German Ambassador to Lao, Ms Annette Knobloch.

Present at the awards ceremony were four Lao winners of the Asean Business Award 2021 named in Brunei, namely the Asean Contract Centre Co., Ltd, Dao Heuang Group Co., Ltd, Ock Pop Tok,and the Angsana Maison Souvannaphoum Hotel. An esteemed panel of judges representing Lao academia and the public and private sectors with the diligent support of our member,  KPMG ensured transparency, fairness and professionalism in the selection process.

The awards are given in four main categories: Lao Priority Integration Sector,SME Excellence, Special Award, and Skill Development.
The five winners of the Lao Priority Integration Sector Excellence Awards were the Generation Public Company (energy), Pheuksa Garden (tourism), Houng Ah Loun Logistics Sole Co., Ltd. (transportation and logistics), Pakxong Development Export-Import Sole Co., Ltd. (agriculture) and Lion Brand Roof Tiles Factory (wholesale/retail).

The winners of the five SME Excellence Awards were Khammany General Service Co., Ltd. for the SME Growth Award, Vientiane Geomatic Services Sole Co., Ltd. were awarded the SME Digitalisation Transformation Award, Star Fintech Sole Co.,Ltd. received the SME Innovation Award, Phathana Tad Ngeuang Waterfall took the SME Employment Award, and the Angsana Maison Souvannaphoum Hotel got the SME Corporate Social ResponsibilityAward. Our silver sponsor, Phongsavanh Insurance (APA) Co., Ltd also received special award named Start-up Award.