Energy-savings exhibition opens in HCM City

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 15:57

ETE and Enertec Expo 2017 open in HCM City on Wednesday. VNS Photo Thu Ngan. — VNS Photo

Some 170 companies from Viet Nam and other countries are showcasing their latest technologies and products at around 300 booths at the 10th International Exhibition on Electrical Technology and Equipment (Viet Nam ETE 2017) and the 7th International Exhibition on Products, Technologies of Energy Savings and Green Power (Enertec Expo 2017) in HCM City.

The two annual exhibitions, which will be held for four days, were organised by the city’s Department of Industry and Trade under the direction of the People’s Committee.

The participants are leading companies in energy savings and green power from many countries and territories, including Russia, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, with famous brand names such as HCM City Power Corporation, Dien Quang, Rang Dong, Redsun and Megasun.

At the events, the companies are exhibiting energy-saving and green energy products that allow consumers to access and select energy-saving products, high-tech energy-savings electrical equipment, energy-saving solutions and green energy.

The two exhibitions are also an opportunity for domestic enterprises to increase co-operation and attract international investment, and exchange science and technology, expand joint ventures, and strengthen trade promotion as well as access the latest global technological trends.

Bui Thi Thanh An, deputy head of the trade promotion department under the Department of Industry and Trade, said at the opening ceremony: “Although enterprises in Viet Nam’s mechanical engineering industry have produced about 90 per cent of the accessories and major equipment used for the grid, their production capacity is not commensurate with the development potential of the electrical technology and equipment sector.”

During the events, many seminars will be held to discuss issues in the energy-savings and green energy sector. Business matching and on-site surveys to connect trade promotion will also be held.

“For the coming period, the use of energy in an efficient way and the promotion of applications, as well as the development of new and renewable energy sources, has become an urgent requirement and a top priority in the implementation of the National Energy Strategy,” said Nguyen Phuong Dong, deputy director of the Department of Industry and Trade.

“The exhibitions encourage domestic enterprises to promote production of energy-saving products,” he said.

Over the past few years, the demand of electricity for living and production has increased.

The National Power Development Plan for the 2011-20 period towards 2030 calls for developing electricity one step ahead in order to supply sufficient power and meet the requirements to develop the socio-economy and demand for public consumption.

The plan also mentions increasing the proportion of power from renewable energy sources as a priority and establishing a flexible electricity grid system with advanced automation capabilities, from electricity transmission to electricity delivery.

The two exhibitions are being held at the Sai Gon Exhibition and Convention Centre in District 7 in HCM City. — VNS

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