ME&A to Organize Vietnam Reverse Trade Mission

RTM to take place from Sept. 26 to Oct. 5

ME&A, a Maryland-based company, has been awarded a task order from the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) for organizing a Reverse Trade Mission (RTM) on Vietnam Non-Revenue Water Reduction and Wastewater Treatment.

The RTM will assist delegates from Vietnamese water companies and municipalities to learn more about U.S. equipment suppliers and service providers and to identify practical technical solutions to support water and wastewater management efforts with the objective of enhancing U.S. exports of goods and services.  Up to 20 delegates are expected to participate in this RTM. 

By participating in this RTM, companies will have the opportunity to introduce their firms to new markets or to enhance their current business in Vietnam

A business briefing meeting will provide opportunities for the Vietnamese RTM Delegation’s members to present information about their water and wastewater investments projects and facilitate potential business opportunities for interested U.S. firms. One-on-one meetings will be held between the Vietnamese RTM Delegation and individual U.S. businesses and will provide the opportunity for firms to individually meet with the delegates and discuss business opportunities, products, new technologies, etc. Additionally, sponsorship opportunities are available.

The government of Vietnam has been working with many international development and financial partners to review the state of Vietnam’s water sector, identify priority projects and establish a common framework to guide development decisions in the sector and to support Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) initiatives.  As part of this initiative, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank are programming significant resources in loans to support Vietnam’s water supply and sanitation sector.  In 2011, the ADB pledged funding of $100 million for a series of projects to help improve water access and management in Vietnam.  This funding was part of a $2.8 billion initiative funded by the government of Vietnam, financial lenders and other development partners to strengthen Vietnam’s water system.

The RTM visit duration will be for a total of 10 days from Wednesday, Sept. 26, through Friday, Oct. 5, 2012.  The delegates will stay for a day-and-a-half in Washington, D.C. and then travel to New Orleans, La. to participate in the Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) from Sept. 29 through Oct. 2.  From there, on Oct. 2, the delegates will travel to Los Angeles for two more days. 

For further information, contact Selma Habib, ME&A project coordinator at [email protected] or 240.498.8850.



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