Water, energy exhibitions to be held in HCM City

Friday, Sep 29, 2017 14:00

Press conference introducing the two exhibitions in HCM City. — VNS Photo Thu Ngan

Two leading exhibitions, by the water and energy industries, will take place in HCM City next November with hundreds of companies from 38 countries and territories taking part.

Organised by UBM Asia, Viet Nam’s leading international water supply, sanitation, water resources and purification event, Vietwater 2017, and most important renewable energy and energy efficiency exhibition, RE & EE Viet Nam 2017, will take place at the Sai Gon Exhibition and Convention Centre in District 7.

The latest innovations and products like pumps, wastewater treatment technologies, water filters and solar and other renewable energy technologies and equipment will be showcased at the exhibitions.

There will be 14 pavilions put up by the UK, EU, France, Germany, Australia, Finland, Belgium, Japan, China, Singapore, South Korea, Hungary, Thailand, and Taiwan.

“This is the third year that the two exhibitions have been organised at the same time,” Eliane Van Doorn, marketing development director, Southeast Asia, UBM Asia, said.

“The exhibition hopes to bring more co-operation opportunities to Vietnamese and foreign companies in the water and energy sectors.

“We hope that technology transfer between Viet Nam and foreign countries will also get a boost.”

There will be several conferences on the sidelines with experts from Viet Nam and other countries taking part.

The organisers told a press conference that Viet Nam has a total of 800 urban areas that provide 8 million cubic metres of water daily to their inhabitants, a 1.6-fold increase in the last 10 years.

The rate of urban water loss is also high at 24 per cent, they said.

The country only has 37 urban sewage treatment plants with a capacity of 890,000cu.m per day, and this means only 12-13 per cent of waste-water is collected and processed, they said.

Viet Nam’s renewable energy market has great potential, they said.

The Government’s renewable energy development strategy aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 per cent by 2030 and provide most households access to modern, sustainable and reliable energy at reasonable tariffs.

The exhibitions are important events in encouraging the transfer of innovation and technologies, strengthening business co-operation and attracting investment in the water and energy industries. — VNS

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