Southwest region, Japanese prefecture boost ties in environmental protection

08:23 | 14/03/2017 Environment

The Steering Committee of the Southwest Region received representatives from Japan’s Hiroshima Prefecture in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on March 13.

Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Sato Yoshio, head of the Hiroshima Department of Commerce, Industry and Labour, said Hiroshima has strengths in environmental treatment solutions and expects to form a connection with Mekong Delta provinces that have a demand in the field.

The Japanese side proposed coordinating with the committee, Soc Trang province and Can Tho city in organising a business connectivity conference in September this year.

The conference will introduce Hiroshima’s technologies in water purification, seawater desalination, and solid and liquid waste treatment, among others.

Vice Chairman of the Can Tho People’s Committee Dao Anh Dung said the treatment of waste water in raising tra fish and waste in pig farms are top priorities in the locality.

Urban mud and waste treatment technologies are also needed, he added.

In June this year, a delegation of representatives from the steering committee, Can Tho and Soc Trang authorities will visit environmental treatment facilities in Hiroshima.