16th KOVA Awards’ winners announced

Saturday, 2018-11-24 18:09:53
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Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam (far left) and former Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan (far right) present the KOVA Award in the Tectonics category for the Kidney Department at HCM City’s Cho Ray Hospital for their research on renal function restoration in patients with rapidly progressing kidney failure. (Photo: VGP)
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NDO – The winners of the 16th KOVA Awards were announced at a ceremony held in Hanoi on November 24, honouring the outstanding Vietnamese people who have made positive contributions to the community and national socio-economic development.

KOVA is an annual award initiated by former Vice President Nguyen Thi Binh and Associate Professor, Dr. Nguyen Thi Hoe, Chairwoman of KOVA Paint Group, in 2002. Since 2012, the chairmanship of the KOVA Awards Committee was assumed by former Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan, in addition to the participation of leaders of central agencies as members of the Committee.

Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam appreciated the contributions of Dr. Nguyen Thi Hoe, as well as the success of the 16th KOVA Awards. He also praised the efforts made by individuals and collectives that won this year’s awards to overcome difficulties.

The deputy PM shared his desire with the winners to improve the quality of life and contribute to the country’s development, while preserving the good values of each human being in every living activity.

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam speaks at the event. (Photo: VGP)

The KOVA awards over the past few years are one of the incentives for those good values, with award-winning examples that need to be replicated in society, Dam said, while expressing his wish that the awards would continue to grow and expand to other fields to multiply the shining examples and honour more virtuous models.

The 16th KOVA Awards were presented to winners in four main categories: Tectonics, Good Life, Prospects, and Fortitude Scholarships for disadvantaged students. Tectonics awards were presented to three researches, including a research on the treatment of renal function in patients with rapidly progressing renal failure by Assoc. Prof., Dr. Tran Thi Bich Huong and colleagues at the Kidney Department at Ho Chi Minh City’s Cho Ray Hospital, a study on the preservation of limbs in bone cancer treatment by Assoc. Prof., Dr. Le Chi Dung, and a study on growing and developing medicinal plants safely in Phu Yen by Engineer Le Thi Tuyet Anh.

The "Good Life" awards were given to nine collectives and individuals who have committed noble actions and fulfill sacred missions to contribute to the national building and defence.

The 16th KOVA also presented the Prospects awards with a value of VND10 million each for 12 students with excellent academic performance and prospects in scientific research, along with 151 Fortitude Scholarships (valued at VND8 million each) for disadvantaged students from 60 public universities nationwide.