Nearly 300 delegates from 20 countries are attending the 36th ASEAN Federation of Glass Manufacturers conference, "Glass for a Safer and Greener Life", in Hanoi, Vietnam
At the opening ceremony, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Construction Nguyen Thanh Nghi said diminishing natural resources and environmental pollution, green and sustainable growth has become a common trend in many countries.
Using green technologies and materials, including glass, should be encouraged, he said.
Nghi said he hopes the conference will help the devise a joint action plan to achieve environmentally friendly lifestyles and climate change adaptation.
During the three-day conference, delegates will discuss technical solutions and applications for glass production as well as improve productivity, working conditions and product quality.
Vietnam currently has eight glass factories with the capacity to produce 2,650 tonnes per day, or 188 million square metres of standard glass each year.