More than 100 Vietnamese and German scientists gathered at a conference in Hanoi on March 19 to look at ways to enhance bilateral cooperation in science and technology through a number of joint research projects.

Participants discussed water and environment issues, and their international cooperation programme to protect climate and environment by sustainable technology and services.

Key projects such as textile dyeing wastewater treatment, online urban traffic monitoring systems, and strategies for industrial sewage management were also put on the table.

The conference heard that the sewage discharged from the textile industry amounts to 25-30 million cubic meters annually, yet only 20 percent of which is treated.

Experts from the project had met with over 70 Vietnamese companies operating in the fields of dyeing, food, medicine, hospital, and hotel to introduce the latest technologies in treating industrial waste.

Andreas Suthof from the Department of International Relations and European Studies under the Asian Management Institute called for creative solutions and close collaboration between governmental offices and organisations to effectively carry out the joint projects between Vietnam and Germany.-VNA