At the booth, hundreds copies of Seaculture magazines, flyers and publications about VSA were delivered to visitors. Through conversations and exchanges with potential partners, VSA members really wanted to update more information, acquire new technology knowledge, build up long-term partnerships to support the sustainable development of Vietnam’s marine farming industry and to bring the country deeply integrate into the global supply chain.
Besides, VSA also joined in the launching ceremony hosted by Indonesian Catfish Association (ICA), visited and directly exchanged with other organizations such as Indonesia Seaweed Association (ISA), ICA and World Fisheries Inspection Association to learn from their experiences and future directions
Within the framework of the Fair, VSA met and worked with Aquatec in Bandung - the only company nationwide currently produces accessories and equipments for aquaculture, such as HDPE cages, PE nets for fish farming, both inshore and offshore water. Not long ago, Aquatec was even successful with its test for offshore lobster cages made by HDPE plastic.
Mr Andi J Sunadim, General Director of Aquatec Indonesia talked to VSA: “Our company focuses not only on the production of fish cages, but also the cooperation with technical universities to develop HDPE cages for lobster farming. At the moment, rattan small cage is almost the only choice for thousands lobster farms in Indonesia. Therefore, Aquatec really wants to work with Vietnamese partners, especially investors who have enough financial ability to grow lobster around Natuna Island (Indonesia) which was planned and authorized by the government"
Owning 12 hectares of water surface and recruiting more than 600 experienced workers, Aquatec is among a small number of Indonesian companies can satisfy the demand of serious customers for industrial aquaculture solutions. Their CEO shared: “We have introduced a lot of square cages at size of 3x3m or 4x4m for local farmers; and the government backed us by buying them to distribute farmers for free, in order to promote the Indonesian industrial aquaculture."
Aquatec is looking forwards to cooperating with VSA members to investigate and test their technical solution with lobster, fish and other farming species. Mr. Andi claimed: “We are very confident in the quality of our fish cages and offer them 25 years guarantee policy. When the orders increase, our price will definitely become more competitive, both in domestic and international markets."
Thanks to its reputation and enduring effort to collaborate with the Fair Organizing Committee, VSA’s members were facilitated with the most favorable conditions to join the Fair. Moreover, the image of VSA and Vietnam, through this significant event were enhanced, surely would help the country to attract more and more foreign partners for business opportunity, particularly in marine farming industry.
Follows a sequence of activities at this fair, VSAhas been always looking for chances to connect with new partners, in order to develop long-term partnerships for market expansion, promote investment, foster science and technology transfer, and shape the future of marine economy in Vietnam./.
Nguyen Ba Thong