Accompanying with Dr. Peter Samm, there were
representatives from the Association of Foreign Investment Enterprises -
Ministry of Planning and Investment; Deviwas project manager, Ltd. Electrical
From VAWR, there were representatives from Center
for Training and International Cooperation, Planning Dept., Institute for
Hydraulic Pumps and Equipment.
At the meeting, Dr. Peter Samm - presented an
overview of WILO company, WILO is the the No.1 pump manufacturer in Germany
with more than 150 years old, currently, it has 7,500 employees in 90 countries
around the world with revenues of $ 1.5 billion.
For Asia region,
the company has 05 factories, in the near future the company intends to
build 01 factory in Southeast Asia and Vietnam is one of the countries which
WILO is targeting. The company can provides pumping equipment that saves 80%
energy and solutions are successfully implemented as the National Convention
Centre, National Assembly building, German house ....
The company is operating in many fields including
the fields related to water and agriculture, so he wants a chance to cooperate
with VAWR in field of pump equipment and solutions.
On behalf of VAWR, Prof. Tran Dinh Hoa expressed
thanks to Dr.Peter Samm about sharing and his wish for further cooperation from
the German Water partnership on low-power pumps, sewage and industrial waster
Prof. Hoa said, natural hazard now is very hot in
Vietnam, especially drought, flood, salinity intrusion, river and coastal
erosion, management and use of water resources to social and economic
development .... All the above issues, VAWR is still working on, the results
have been applied in practice. These achievements have been appreciated by GoV,
ministries and localities.
Besides, VAWR has collaborative research and
technology transfer with many countries, large organizations around the world.
For Germany, VAWR partnered with the Cologne University of Applied Sciences in
joint master program, it is also a member of
CNRD network, LUCCI project on the Vu Gia Thu Bon river basin….
For the cooperation with VAWR through sharing of Dr.
Peter Samm, Prof Hoa said that the current problems related to irrigation, the
environment, rural waste water treatment are urgent problems in Vietnam and
this is an opportunity for the two sides cooperate.
Deputy Director General Tran Dinh Hoa hope that
German Water partnership can facilitate the implementation of pilot project for
water treatment in a town or commune, from the pilot project, it draw
experience and reduplicate the model to other provinces; research cooperation
in the implementation of projects aimed at coping with climate change in the Mekong
Delta and Central Highlands; building smart cities, adapting to climate change
in the Mekong Delta and experience sharing on eco city on the Red River Delta;
organizing conferences, seminars and training to improve the capacity of the
staff of the VAWR.
The two sides continue to exchange information and
orientation in the future cooperation.