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Conference to provide insight into green business in Europe

Update: September, 06/2013 - 08:59

HA NOI (VNS)— The third Conference and Exhibition on European Green Business for Viet Nam, Green Biz 2013, will be held in Ha Noi from September 19 to20.

It will offer Vietnamese businesses opportunities to network and exchange views with European counterparts on green business solutions and opportunities.

Green Biz 2013, is being organised by the European Chamber of Commerce in Viet Nam (EuroCham), the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Deputy minister Vu Cam Tu said Green Biz 2013 will be a great business opportunity for companies to develop green technologies and solutions in order to improve energy efficiency, productivity and competitiveness.

"It should unite the country in making efforts towards sustainable development," he said at a press conference yesterday.

He also noted existing measures geared towards sustain-ability including the introduction and implementation of a National Green Growth Strategy, national programmes on energy efficiency, environmental protection and responses to the impact of climate change.

The Swedish ambassador, Camilla Mellander, said clean, green technologies and sustainable development was an area where European companies really had a cutting edge.

"Shifting into a greener and more sustainable society is something that each and every country has to continuously work with," she said.

Mellander attributed Sweden's position as one of most sustainable countries in the world to the working partnership between government and the private sector. — VNS

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