HO CHI MINH, 1 December (BelTA) – Belarus will take part in a project to produce electric energy from municipal waste in Vietnam, Chairman of the State Committee for Science and Technology of Belarus Igor Voitov told reporters on 1 December, BelTA has learnt.
“Waste management is top on the agenda in Vietnam. The country is seeking ways not only to recycle waste, but also to turn it into electric energy”, the Head of the Committee said.
The parties are considering various cooperation schemes, including establishment of a joint venture to run the project. This is likely to be the research center Tsentr. Companies from other countries might join the project later. An Italian company has already signaled its interest.
Igor Voitov informed that Belarus and Vietnam are studying a possibility to produce medical equipment together. “We are determined to unite our efforts to develop magneto-therapy and photo-therapy devices, ultrasound devices and test systems. A number of Belarusian companies have already voiced their willingness to produce this equipment in Vietnam,” Igor Voitov added.