The Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Pham Khoi Nguyen, cut the ribbon to open the fourth Vietnam International Environmental Technology Trade Fair, Envirotex 2009, in Hanoi on May 7.

More than 140 domestic and foreign businesses, 60 percent of them Vietnamese, are displaying their environmental protection technologies, clean energy, eco products and services, and other related products.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Minister Nguyen said the fair is useful for the forming of an environmental technology market in Vietnam . Through the event, advanced technologies suitable for Vietnam will be introduced and applied to help diminish environmental pollution for the country’s sustainable development.

On the occasion, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment honoured eleven outstanding businesses in environmental protection./.