Belgium tech giant looks to help Vietnam’s coconut industry

Vietnam harvests 1.3 to 1.4 billion coconuts each year but by-products have posed a major challenge to the environment. A Belgium-based tech giant has therefore planned to help the country in turning the coconut coir into charcoal for export.

John Cockerill is a Belgium-based firm providing technical solutions for large-scale projects worldwide. In Vietnam, it has installed the largest waste water treatment system in Ho Chi Minh City.

At a recent meeting with the Vietnamese Trade Commission in Belgium, the company proposed turning coir into charcoal, which would be suitable for Vietnam given the country harvests billions of coconuts each year.

Vietnamese Trade Commission in Belgium has pledged to distribute information to relevant Vietnamese enterprises so they can work on the solution.

With John Cockerill’s determination and resources, it is expected to help Vietnam’s agricultural sector on its path towards sustainability./.