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Capital city to host major construction technology fair

Update: June, 20/2012 - 10:29

HA NOI — The first International Exhibition of Construction Technology 2012 (Vietconstech) is set to kick off at the Viet Nam Exhibition and Fair Centre in the capital next Wednesday.

Head of the Construction Ministry's State Authority for Construction Quality Inspection (SACQI) Le Quang Hung said the event aimed to showcase modern technology in the fields of construction, consultancy, quality control, production as well as the provision of construction materials, high-tech equipment and software.

"It would be an opportunity to highlight the potentials and achievements of both domestic and foreign businesses in developing and applying technology to enhance construction quality," Hung said.

The three-day event will feature products from 80 enterprises, including the Viet Nam Industry and Construction Group promoting roller compacted concrete technology for irrigation dam building, a Vietnamese-Russian oil and gas joint venture (Vietsopetro) pushing technology for oil and gas exploration rigs and Beton 6 displaying technology for building pre-stressed concrete roads.

Vietconstech will attract foreign exhibitors with technologies aimed at large-scale and complex construction such as Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui specialising in large-span bridges, Germany's Bauer Company operating in foundation and large-size bore piles and IHI Infrastructure Systems who develops large-span flyovers.

Japan International Nuclear Energy Development Company (JINED) and SHIMIZU Corporation will introduce technical solutions for security and environmental safety in building nuclear power plant and subways.

The exhibition is expected to offer opportunities for co-operation as well as technology transfer between local and foreign enterprises.

The event will host conferences on "Technical Progress of Construction Technologies" as well as "Japanese Construction Technology, Policies, Experiences and Achievements" with the attendance of construction companies, State management officers and scientists.

Attendees will be able to approach, discuss and receive professional ideas for technical solutions and applications of scientific equipment to enhance project quality and cost saving. — VNS

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