The 5th Vietnam International Electrical Technology and Equipment Exhibition 2012 (Vietnam ETE 2012) and the Greenergy Expo 2012 opened in Ho Chi Minh City on July 25.

Jointly organised by the Vietnam Electricity Group (EVN), the Vietnam CIS Advertising and Exhibition Company, the Vietnam Electro-technical Industry Association, the Industry Policy and Strategy Institute (IPSI) and the Institute of Energy (IE), the 4-day exhibition has attracted many domestic popular manufacturers and businesses from Japan, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, China and Taiwan.        

On display at Vietnam ETE 2012 are a range of technologies, machinery and equipment for use in thermoelectric, diesel and nuclear power plants.

Products for electricity transmission systems such as transformers, meters, power switch machines, high voltage breakers, wires and cables, insulating materials and products for the civil and industrial electricity sector will also be showcased.

Organised for the first time in Vietnam, Greenergy Expo 2012 focuses on displaying equipment used to generate solar and wind power as well as other new energy sources, products and technologies for saving electricity, and solutions for managing and using energy effectively.

Many seminars on solutions for saving energy towards a green economy in Vietnam will also be held within the framework of events.

According to Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Nguyen Thanh Bien, it is necessary to give priority to developing recyclable energy resources in the context of inevitable exhaustion of traditional energy resources.

Bien said Vietnam ETE 2012 and Greenergy Expo 2012 provide Vietnamese businesses the opportunity to share experience, seek new partners, promote products as well as take measures and ideas to develop a green economy in Vietnam.-VNA