Australian mining service companies have gathered at the 2012 Vietnam Mining Exhibition and Conference held in Hanoi on March 7-9 for the first time.
The Australian delegation includes leading businesses in the mining sector, who are operating in mine construction and engineering, water management, communications, and mine-related safety and software supply and maintenance services.
Apart from showcasing their advanced products and services, Australian firms will take part in a mining workshop held by the Australia Trade Commission (Austrade) to discuss technical issues and challenges in the extractive industry with local and international participants.
Australian Ambassador to Vietnam, Allaster Cox, said, “The large number of Australian mining service firms showcasing their state-of-the-art technology solutions at this leading international mining exhibition demonstrates Australia’s exceptional capabilities in this field and the strong interest of Australian companies in Vietnam”.
Australian firms have committed themselves to establishing a sustained presence in Vietnam, through their ongoing engagement in the market, he added.
Regarded as a world leader for mining and mineral processing, Australia has developed and perfected the technologies that are needed for mining operations in some of the remote and harsh conditions in the world.
Bringing Australian mining missions to Vietnam has been an annual activity conducted by Austrade in co-operation with Vietnam National Coal and Minerals Industries Group (Vinacomin) since 2009 with the aim of creating an exchange of information and business opportunities between the two countries’ mining industries.