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VACI2018: Thank You For Being Part Of Our Best VACI To Date!
Written by Administrator    Friday, 31 October 2014 09:39    PDF Print E-mail

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VACI2018 - Thank You For Being Part of Our Best VACI To Date!

The Vietnam International Water Week-VACI2018, held on 3-7 March 2018 with 10-year anniversary of its host organization-National Central for Water Resources Planning and Investigation (NAWAPI), bringing series of some 100 exciting sessions including hot issues workshops, exhibitions, business meetings, training courses and social activities featured with its central theme “Water Partnership for Sustainable Development”. It saw US$ 500 million in total value for the announcements on planned water projects, tenders, investment and MOUs. The week attracted some two thousands of leaders, keynote speakers, participants and visitors from 30 countries spanning the government, development organizations, academics, companies, and media for discussion, exchange and networking. Water biz forum with its targeted programs such as water startup and innovative forum, donor consultative meeting, PPP forum, etc.. were also received high attention and appreciation from participants.

Here's a glimpse into the happenings over the span of VACI2018: 

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VACI2018 starting with a special Vietnam traditional music show - Exploring local culture and people.

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Vietnam Deputy Minister of MONRE, Mr. Tran Quy Kien, graced the Opening Ceremony on 4 March 2018 Mr. Kamal Malhotra, United Nations Resident Coordinator gave a keynote in the ceremony
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Mr. Hak Soo Lee, Chairman of Asia Water Council and Asia Int. Water Week gave a keynote in the ceremony Speech by Mr. Philippe Lavarde Presedent of International Water Resources Association-IWRA
To set the frame, a high-level plenary session themed “Water and SGDs” was discussed by thought leader panelists such as Mr. Nguyen Chi Cong - Deputy Director General of NAWAPI; Ms. Caitlin Wiesen - UNDP Country Director; Mr. Jake BRUNNER - IUCN, Country Director; Mr. Lars Ronnås - Swedish Ambassador for Climate Change; Mr. Perry Rivera - President and CEO of Manila Water Philippine Ventures and Asia Pacific; Thomas Panella - the Water Sector Advisor, the Asian Development Bank; Mr. Károly Kovács - President of European Water Association among others.
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Experts throughout the world gathering to share their innovative solutions various hot issues workshops (HIWs)
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Latest water technologies and services were also presented through hundreds of poster and booth exhibitions
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Minister of MONRE- Mr. Tran Hong Ha sharing with Mr. Pereric Högberg, Ambassador of Sweden to Vietnam on Vietnam water priorities (left) and project agreement signing (right)
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Among many other high-level Bilateral meetings and MOU Signings…
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Int. Training on practical topics for young water professionals in Vietnam and the region.

Happy faces of winnerswho got water startup and innovation awards

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Various exciting side-events (i.e. photo exhibition, water book showcase, culture tours, etc.) to explore culture, engage public,raise awareness, and empower woman
The media coverage on current water issues has played a very important role in delivering and gaining public attention and support for addressing water challenges The VACI 2018 has attracted hundred of mass media agencies’ attention in Vietnam and all over the world. Its program was also broadcasted on a number of the leading television broadcasters of Vietnam such as VTV1,VTV2,VTV3, VTV4, VOV, VTC 10, ANQP, HanoiTV among others
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For foster information sharing in more environmental-friendly means, the soft version of VACI2018's Proceedings, publications and presentations now are ready for downloading at "Downloads" of the event homepage.


Thank you for your great contribution to the success of VACI2018 and we look forward to seeing you again at the next show of VACI on March 2019!

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