Australian Embassy
Vietnam

Media Release - 10/3/2014

Mining Vietnam 2014 - Australian National Pavilion Showcasing the Innovative Mining Technologies and Solutions

 

Fourteen leading Australian mining equipment and technology services (METS) companies are visiting Vietnam from 9-13 March 2014 to attend the 2nd Mining Vietnam Exhibition and Conference in Hanoi and explore business and collaboration opportunities. These companies will be on hand to share their expertise and solutions in improving the productivity, efficiency, safety and competitiveness of mine operations at the Australian National Pavilion (Block A & B) and the Australian Innovative Mining Technologies Conference (to be held at the International Center for Exhibition on 11 March).

In the lead up to the event, the Australian Ambassador to Vietnam, H.E. Hugh Borrowman, emphasised that since the establishment of diplomatic ties 41 years ago, Australia and Vietnam had built strong and positive linkages across a variety of key areas, such as education, foreign policy, defence cooperation, development cooperation, trade and investment. This event will strengthen bilateral engagement and create a platform for further productive collaboration in a priority sector.

“Our two nations share a number of common interests, including energy development and supply security, and mining continues to be a powerful economic driver for both Australia and Vietnam. But the key for both Vietnam and Australia is to maximise long-term benefits and ensure the productive and sustainable future of our mining industries, our communities, businesses and economies. Australia can be a valuable partner for Vietnam to effectively and productively address the growing energy needs of the nation,” Ambassador Borrowman said.

Australian Trade Commissioner to Vietnam, Ms Elodie Journet, highlighted the expertise of Australia’s mining industry. “Thanks to a close geographic proximity to Asia and a well-endowed environment, Australia has established itself not only as a leading energy and commodities supplier but also as a provider of safe, efficient and innovative METS. Over the years, Australia has developed and perfected the technologies and expertise needed to cope with some of the world’s most remote and harshest mining conditions. It has done so whilst also ensuring mine operations remain productive, possess high environmental standards and contribute to economic sustainable development,” Ms Journet said.

According to the Australian Trade Commission, Australia has some 2,500 companies involved in the mining sector employing 386,000 workers, and approximately 60 per cent of the world’s mines use software that was developed in Australia. Many of Vietnam’s mining operations are already benefiting from Australian expertise, technology and equipment.

Questions should be addressed to Ms Hoa Nguyen, Senior Business Development Manager, Australian Trade Commission, Australian Embassy, 8 Dao Tan Street, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, telephone: +84 4 3774 0314, email: hoa.nguyen@austrade.gov.au.