A workshop was held in Ho Chi Minh City on June 19 by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the EU Business Avenues, focusing on potential opportunities for companies from the European Union to invest in clean technology in Vietnam.

The event was attended by representatives from over 30 European firms specialising in air pollution control, energy conservation and management and water and waste treatment. The firms are currently visiting Vietnam to seek business opportunities.

Nicholas Merriman, Marketing Director of the ANDRITZ Group that operates in air pollution control, shared that his firm wants to establish a partnership with Vietnamese businesses and implement long-term projects in the nation.

According to EU Business Avenues, the trip aims to promote the transfer of clean technology and environmentally-friendly measures to developing countries in Southeast Asia .

By accessing clean technologies provided by leading EU companies, Vietnam will be able to create a basic foundation for promoting the country’s sustainable growth in the future.

Vietnam has become an important partner to the EU with trade hitting 28 billion EUR in 2014. EU companies are also major foreign direct investors in Vietnam and are currently operating around 1,810 projects.-VNA