The technological achievements of Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) in energy and environment that have been applied in Vietnam’s southern region were highlighted at a seminar in Ho Chi Minh City on December 5.

The event was co-organised by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST)’s National Office of the Southern Region and the Korea Invention Promotion Association (KIPA).

Delegates introduced technological achievements in waste water treatment, environmental protection, light-emitting diode (LED) lamp technology in RoK streets, Vietnam’s fruits in energy saving as well as the two countries’ high-tech cooperation.

MoST Deputy Minister Tran Quoc Khanh underlined the role of international cooperation in promoting scientific and technological activities during industrialisation and modernisation.

He said that Vietnam and the RoK have reached cooperation in many fields, including science and technology.

He also urged linkage between agencies, units and businesses of the two countries in technological transfer to service production and environmental protection in Vietnam’s southern region.

Kim Kye-Soo, Managing Director of the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP), stressed the importance of saving energy and fuel, saying it is necessary to handle issues related to energy, fuel and environment, especially in the context of climate change.

The seminar offered an opportunity for Vietnamese and RoK agencies and units to transfer technologies and cooperate with each other, thus creating a foundation for the two countries’ mutually beneficial cooperation in the coming time.-VNA