More than 270 companies from 30 countries and territories are exhibiting their products at the Vietnam International Water Supply, Sanitation, Industrial Wastewater Treatment and Purification Show (VietWater 2013) which kicked off on October 16 in Ho Chi Minh City.

On display are latest products and initiatives, services and technologies related to water supply and filtration of businesses from Germany, Japan, China, the Republic of Korea, Hungary, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Jointly organised by the United Business Media Company and the Vietnam Water Supply and Drainage Association under the Vietnamese Ministry of Construction, the event provides a good opportunity for Vietnamese businesses and managers to share information and seek partners in the sector.

It is also expected to contribute to promoting the sustainable development of Vietnam’s water sector through the use of world-grade equipment.

According to Deputy Minister of Construction Cao Lai Quang, untreated wastewater and rising urban population are challenging the water supply and drainage systems.

Tsuneyuki Kato, Deputy Director of the Japan External Trade Organisation said Vietnam sees increasing demand of clean water, especially in urban areas and is likely to face water shortages and declining water quality on its path to become an industrial nation by 2020.

A technical seminar discussing how to prevent water losses in urbanised cities will be also held within the framework of the two-day event.-VNA