An international expo on energy-saving and green energy technologies and products, Enertec Expo 2011, opened in Ho Chi Minh City on Aug. 17.

Local and foreign companies are showcasing their energy-saving and green energy products at 150 booths during the four-day event, offering consumers a wide range of choices.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh, said that 2011 is the first year that the country has applied the Law on Energy Efficiency and Conservation. Enertec Expo is an important event to promote the effective use of energy in line with the law, he said.

As part of the expo, the organisers will hold several seminars on power saving and solutions for renewable energy development. This will be a good chance for both international and domestic firms to look into possibilities of green energy development and cooperation.

There will be a contest aimed at encouraging young people to present their ideas and solutions to energy saving./.