The Danish Embassy in Hanoi held a seminar featuring Vietnam–Denmark
links in waste treatment and renewable energy on March 7.
Addressing the event, Danish Minister of Trade and Investment Pia
Olsen Dyhr said waste is a valuable resource, adding that the transfer
of technology in waste management to Vietnam is in line with the
Danish Government’s Growth Strategy, which aims to strengthen the
development of green technology and expertise in Vietnam .
Dyhr said she believes the activity will help the two countries cope
with declining resources and result in sustainable growth for the two
Deputy Minister of Construction Cao Lai
Quang said as part of efforts to realise the green growth strategy, the
Vietnamese Government issues policies with priority given to clean water
supply and waste management, including the treatment of waste that meet
international standards and recycling rubbish.
Quang said he hopes the event will help Danish firms explore investment
opportunities in Vietnam to contribute to environmental protection, a
strategic partnership in green growth, climate change and energy
Participants at the event had a chance to
learn about rubbish collection and treatment in Vietnam and shared
their experience in implementing projects to turn rubbish into energy.
They were also introduced to waste treatment technology at a fair held
by Vietnamese and Danish firms.
growth and urbanisation have put pressure on Vietnam ’s environment
over the last year. Domestic households are estimated to produce 50,000
tonnes of rubbish each day, which is expected to double by 2020.
In 2010, the agricultural sector alone generated 75,000 tonnes of
waste, with most of it incinerated while it can be turned into bio fuel.-VNA