Focus on drinking – and wastewater disposal to allow small – and medium-sized enterprises, to meet decision makers and potential business partners and to inform yourself on-site about the conditions and opportunities in the Chinese market for water management the Shanghai – and Beijing Office of econet china together with the German Water Partnership in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Economics and technology hold a seven-day trip from 31 October to 6 November 2010 China is one of the most arid countries in the world. Not only the comparatively small reserves of water are responsible for the water shortage and the bottlenecks in the supply of drinking water: water pollution is one of the most serious environmental problems in China. So, a total of approximately 70% of lakes, rivers and reservoirs in threatening extent are dirty. One of the main reasons for this is that still a large part of the waste water untreated be discharged into waters. So, the sewage treatment rate by urban wastewater end 2006 at just under 56%. The Chinese Government’s goal is to increase it by 2010 this percentage to at least 70%.
Against this background, the Chinese Government is willing to pay for half of the investment needs in the water sector. As the world’s largest water diversion project is after the completion of the three Gorges Dam now, which is to adjust the slope of the water events between South and North China. Also, the areas drinking – and sanitation are regarded as the major profiteers of the 2008 adopted stimulus of around EUR 400 billion. Also the implementation of new standards for drinking water and increasing the effluent standards for industrial enterprises represent examples of the increased importance of the water sector in China and the related opportunities for German companies. To give small – and medium-sized companies the opportunity to meet with decision makers and potential business partners and locally about the framework conditions and to find opportunities in the Chinese market for water management, the Shanghai – and Beijing Office of econet china organize a seven-day trip from 31 October to 6 November 2010 together with the German Water Partnership in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Economics and technology. The participating companies have among others together with experts of the Chinese market for drinking – and wastewater sector-specific issues to discuss the possibility of workshops and roundtables, and to lead in the context of match making individual talks with potential partners and customers. Also, as a conditioning of Passavant Roediger and other relevant institutions and projects are visited.
The local partner is china, a service of the German Chambers of Commerce abroad (AHK) greater China this econet. Econet china aims to position supplier of German know-how in the area of sustainability even better on the Chinese market. Companies that are interested in the Chinese market, will receive about econet china Market information, and are supported on the market, finding partners, as well as market research. Magali Menant, econet china