12 June 2009
Environment Bureau to Co-organise Eco Expo Asia, Promoting Green Economic Opportunities in the Pearl River Delta Region
12 June 2009 – With the Chinese Central government committed to promoting environmental industries as one of the Hong Kong's new economic pillars, Hong Kong companies are being urged to take advantage of green economic opportunities and introduce green technology, eco-friendly products and services to mainland enterprises.
At today's networking session for the upcoming Eco Expo Asia, Secretary for the Environment of the Hong Kong SAR Government, Edward Yau, JP, highlighted environmental infrastructure projects in the Pearl River Delta Region, which offer enormous business opportunities for Hong Kong companies. Last year, more than 200 companies participated in projects to make their production lines cleaner and greener.
Director of Exhibitions Planning & Marketing of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) Mr Lawrence Yipp said, "RMB210 billion has been allocated to energy saving, pollution control and eco-related projects. The Hong Kong government is also working hand-in-hand with the Guangdong government to transform the Pearl River Delta Region (PRD) into a quality living area."
"Research shows that the total value of eco products and services used by factories in the PRD region is expected to reach HK$90 billion by 2018. This is the best time to expand business for Hong Kong's environmental industry, and the fourth edition of Eco Expo Asia and the Eco Asia Conference will be the right marketplace for environment protection industry and provide an unparalleled platform for your advanced environmental technology, products and services", said Mr Yipp.
This year, the Environment Bureau of the Hong Kong SAR Government has reinforced its support for Eco Expo Asia, to be held 28-31 October, by becoming a co-organiser of the event. Highlights of the fair will include four designated theme areas: air quality, energy efficiency and energy, waste and recycling and eco-friendly products. New additions include the Electric Vehicle Zone and Service Industry Zone.
- Air Quality - Air pollution & gas emission control, Air purification, filtration & deodorisation technology and equipment, Gas, smoke & chemical monitoring and treatment equipment, Desulphurisation & dust control technology and equipment
- Energy Efficiency & Energy - Energy saving devices and products, Renewable & alternative energy and alternative energy machinery and technology
- Waste & Recycling - Solid waste and waste water recycling technology and equipment, Solid waste treatment, incineration & recycling systems, Transport, collection and sorting of waste
- Eco-friendly Products - Biodegradable & recycled products and packaging, Biodegradable & eco-friendly raw materials, Eco-friendly materials for construction and fitting, Energy saving products and green decorative materials.
Organised by the HKTDC and Messe Frankfurt, the regional environmental trade fair will take place 28-31 October, at AsiaWorld-Expo. The public is invited to attend on 31 October.
Please contact the HKTDC's Corporate Communication Department:
Tel: (852) 2584 4216
About the HKTDC
Established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and service providers. With more than 40 offices worldwide, including 11 in the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and Asia. The HKTDC also organises trade fairs and business missions to connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online. For more information, www.hktdc.com