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Vietnam seeks suitable environmental technologies from Japan

VNA Friday, January 11, 2019 – 20:23:00Print

Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Vo Tuan Nhan (Photo: baotainguyenmoitruong.vn/)
Hanoi (VNA) – The first Vietnam-Japan Environmental Week has provided the opportunity for Vietnamese environmental service providers to access suitable technologies in the field, said Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Vo Tuan Nhan.

The event was successfully held in Hanoi on January 9-11, with the participation of the two countries’ businesses.

According to international organisations, Vietnam boasts great potential in its environmental industry and environmental technology development, particularly in pollution control, technology transfer, and environmentally-friendly product manufacturing, among others, Nhan noted.

Japan’s Vice Minister of the Environment Takaaki Katsumata said the two ministries share mutual concerns in dealing with environmental issues, and as such, Japan was eager to share its technologies during the first Vietnam-Japan Environmental Week.

Vietnam is facing many environmental problems, such as waste treatment and management, global warming, ocean garbage, and especially plastic waste.

According to the organisers, within the event’s framework, the two countries’ businesses joined in exchanges and meetings. As a result, some agreements on water treatment technologies, air quality, and urban waste solid management were signed.

In addition, within Vietnam, the central city of Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, the northern port city Hai Phong, and Hanoi have all accelerated their air quality control projects. –VNA