At the exhibition (Source: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – Nearly 200 domestic and foreign businesses have been showcasing their products at the 11th International Exhibition of Electrical Technology and Equipment (Vietnam ETE 2018) and the 8th International Exhibition of Energy Saving and Green Power Products and Technologies (Enertec Expo 2018) which both opened in Ho Chi Minh City on July 18.

In his opening remarks, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai said under the industrial restructuring plan for 2018-2020 with a vision towards 2025, Vietnam will promote the development of mechanical products and prioritise key sectors such as industrial and electrical equipment.

The country also aims to attract investment in new, clean, renewable energy to ensure national energy security, achieve green growth-related goals, reduce the effects of climate change, and boost the development of other industrial sectors, he said.

The plan has created a foundation for the development of electrical technology and green energy, he said, pointing to the potential of the power and electrical technology sector.

Nguyen Phuong Dong, Deputy Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Industry and Trade, highlighted the increasing demand for energy needed to serve production, business, and daily activities of local residents, citing the city’s power output in the first six months of this year at 12.32 billion KWh, up 6.25 percent year-on-year.

With 300 booths, Vietnam ETE 2018 and Enertec Expo 2018 have been putting on display a variety of energy saving and green energy products, helping consumers select suitable eco-friendly solutions, he said.

Both events will run until July 21.-VNA