According to a press release from the Swedish Embassy to Vietnam, the Swedish businesses ABB, Scania and Swedish Export Credit Corporation (SEK) are ready to work in “fruitful long-term partnerships” with Vietnamese companies and authorities.
Business Sweden, an organization that works to promote Sweden as an attractive business partner, arranged a seminar in Ha Long Town in the northern province of Quang Ninh together with Vietnam National Coail and Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin).
At this seminar the Swedish businesses promoted their equipment, products and solutions for the Vietnamese market, and it focused on how the Swedish products can resolve the challenges the Vietnamese mining industry will meet in the future.
“Swedish companies can offer exactly what Vietnam is looking for,” said Peter Cederholm, Trade Commissioner at Business Sweden in a press release after the seminar, the Vietnamese Thanh Nien reports.
Reports at the event furthermore said that Vinacomin and other companies should focus more on underground mining where minerals and metals far underground are extracted, if the Vietnamese mining industry is to develop sustainable. That kind of mining includes issues like untreated waste water, waste dumps, and changed terrain, they said.
“Given Vietnam’s increasing need for innovative technology and solutions, Sweden has a lot to offer as one of largest mining nations in Europe,” said Swedish Ambassador Camilla Mellander at the seminar.
Over 50 representatives from local government, industry leaders, experts and media attended the seminar.