Ten Australian mining equipment and technology services companies will pay a three-day visit to Vietnam starting Monday exploring business opportunities.
Their itinerary will include a half-day technical seminar in Hanoi on Tuesday and visits to various mine sites, the Australian Embassy said in a statement released Friday.
"For Vietnam, a country rich in natural resources and with mining key to its future economic growth, the visit by these leading Australian mining companies provides the national industry with a unique opportunity to tap into Australian knowledge and expertise," said Australian Ambassador to Vietnam, Allaster Cox.
According to the Australian Trade Commission, the country has some 2,500 companies involved in the mining sector and approximately 60 percent of the world's mines use software that was developed in Australia.
"Australia is a world leader in all aspects of mining and this year we are bringing companies that are at the forefront of services and technology to Vietnam to help further develop its mining sector," said Tony Burchill, Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner.