PhD Nguyen Thanh My (fifth from left) and his wife Bui Thi Nhan are honoured for their contributions to promoting the “Vietnamese prioritise Vietnamese goods” campaign overseas. (Source: english.vov.vn)
At a ceremony in Tra Vinh on Tuesday, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh’s certificate of merit was presented to My, and insignias were presented to My and his wife.
After 20 years living and working in Canada and the US, My returned to his homeland in Tra Vinh in 2004. With more than 200 patents, My and his wife established nine high-tech companies, and created nearly 500 jobs.
Over the years, they have spent 430,000 USD on schools, student scholarships, houses for policy beneficiaries and the poor, and rural bridges.