Phạm Việt Khoa Khoa, chairman of Fecon Corporation opens the Geotec Hà Nội 2019 in the capital city on November 28. — VNS Photo Minh Hương
HÀ NỘI — About 1,000 local and foreign scientists, constructors, engineers and managers in the field of foundation infrastructure from over 40 countries and territories gathered at a geo-technic conference in Hà Nội yesterday.
Deputy Minister of Construction Lê Quang Hùng told the international geo-technic and infrastructure conference Geotec Hà Nội 2019: “In the government's development strategy by 2030, Việt Nam has a very high demand for infrastructure development. Of which, foundation engineering and underground construction plays an important role.”
Phạm Việt Khoa Khoa, chairman of Fecon Corporation and head of the conference told Việt Nam News: “Located in a geographical area with a lot of climate change and complicated conditions, sustainable foundation solutions are key for safe construction in the country.
"The conference creates a place for local and international scientists to connect and share knowledge and advanced research in the field of engineering geo-technical in order to find solutions and technology applications for sustainable development.”
Khoa also said Geotec Hanoi 2019 accepted 187 full papers of authors from Japan, South Korea, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Australia, Singapore and others.
According to the organisation, 160 of these papers, of which Japan contributed 63, have been selected to be presented during the conference. The papers will concentrate in the fields of deep foundation, tunneling and underground spaces, ground improvement, landslide and erosion, geotechnical modelling and monitoring, coastal foundation engineering.
The conference also attracted about 50 domestic and international exhibitors in manufacturing and executing foundation projects; underground construction; transport, irrigational and industrial infrastructure from Japan, India and Germany. — VNS