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Danish tech producing sustainable fish in Vietnam

Companies getting foothold thanks to two new plants on the Mekong Delta

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June 7th, 2016 4:25 pm| by Christian W
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Two new plants using Danish technology for sustainable fish and prawn farming have recently opened in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. The plants will ensure a foothold for Danish companies in the region.

Danish pumps, oxygen meters, automated feeders and other equipment is among the environmentally-friendly technology that contributes to an efficient and sustainable utilisation of resources.

“Denmark excels at developing green technology, and Danish companies can help the Vietnamese develop dam solutions that use less water and emit fewer nutrients,” said the environment and food minister, Esben Lunde Larsen.

“There are many benefits to be had for Vietnam if the nation embraces a transition from traditional earth dams to more modern plants, in which water is cleaned mechanically and biologically, and is then recycled over and over again.”

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Optimal conditions
In Vietnam, the dam sector is currently enjoying riveting development, but the traditional earth dams that are a burden to the environment and resources are still widespread.

The sustainable Danish technology ensures that fish are given the required levels of oxygen and that water is continually kept clean, leading to healthier fish and optimal growth conditions. That in turn means less usage of medicine and chemicals in the production.

A number of Danish companies, including OxyGuard, Grundfos, RK-plast and AKVA Group, have gained a foothold in Vietnam via the new plants and expect to continue to gain ground in the nation in the coming years.