The event drew 60 local government officials and representatives of more than 80 firms from 13 Mekong Delta localities and eight Japanese firms specialised in waste and wastewater treatment, irrigation, aquatic farming, agriculture, husbandry and chemicals.
Kawaguchi Kazunari, head of the Foreign Investment Promotion Agency of Hiroshima, said the locality has enjoyed sound cooperation in environmental protection with Ho Chi Minh and Soc Trang in the past four years.
He expressed his belief that the conference will help state agencies and enterprises of both sides become partners.
Vice Chairman of the Can Tho People’s Committee Dao Anh Dung said that the event is a chance for local firms to learn new Japanese technology in environmental treatment, and seek the best solutions for the region’s environmental issues.
On the occasion, Hiroshima prefecture, Can Tho city and Soc Trang province signed memoranda of understanding on cooperation in environment-related business.