Vietnam attends international exhibition of environmental equipment technologies

Wednesday, 2016-11-30 18:01:03
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Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha cuts the ribbon to open the Vietnamese booth at the exhibition.
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NDO—Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Tran Hong Ha led a Vietnamese business delegation to attend the opening ceremony of the 27thinternational exhibition of environmental equipment technologies and services (Pollutec 2016) in Lyon, France on November 29.

According to Minister Ha, Pollutec 2016 provided a good opportunity for Vietnam to introduce its efforts to protectthe environment and respond to climate change, as well as its goals of green growth and sustainable development

The minister also noted that Vietnam is entering a new era in its development and that in order to cope with the challenges posed by pollution as well as for the common goal of adapting to climate change, Vietnam has gradually shifted from a development model based on the advantages of natural resources and low labour costs to a development model based on the rational use and conservation of natural resources, environmental protection and adaptation to climate change with the aim of green growth and sustainable development.

Under the theme “Sustainable Development—Platform for Prosperity in Vietnam,” during the four days of the exhibition, the Vietnamese booth will introduce to foreign friends macroeconomic policies for environmental protection and sustainable development to address environmental challenges and climate change with the aim of the development of sustainable cities, sustainable industries and the integrated management of the coastal area. Moreover, there are also other ecological, recyclableand environmentally friendly products; a number of potential projects in the fields of waste management, environmental protection and mitigation and adaptation to climate change that will need investment in the future.

This year, Vietnam has been selected as the country of the year. The organiser acknowledged Vietnam has a promising market environment and energy projects. The country also has remarkable economic vigour and is one of the “Next Eleven” (the eleven countries with the greatest potential after BRICS). It is also the fifth-most exposed to climate change risks. Rising sea levels, erosion, drought and increasing salinity in the Mekong Delta in particular, as well as increasingly violent monsoons are all facts of life that have led the local authorities to adopt climate adaptation strategies.

Pollutec is a world-leading international exhibition on the environment, technology and energy. This year’s exhibition gathered around 2,200 booths from many countries around the world to introduce solutions, technologies and the most advanced services for the prevention and handling of all kinds of pollution and environmental protection.

The main topics at Pollutec 2016 included sustainable urban development, sustainable technologies for the future, the marine environment and sustainable agricultural development. In addition, there are about 400 talks introducing solutions and initiatives to reduce man’s impact on the environment.