capitalises on building boom
HA NOI — Con-Build Viet
Nam 2008, an international trade fair for construction machinery, vehicles and
materials, manufacturing equipment, technology and services will be held at Viet
Nam Exhibition Fair Centre from September 9-12.
The exposition, organised
by Munich International Trade Fairs Pte Ltd (MMI) in co-operation with Viet Nam
Ministry of Construction, will feature exhibitors from China, Germany, Finland,
Italy, Japan, Korea, Singapore, the United States and Viet Nam.
"The event will
concentrate on consolidating business potential for the domestic construction
industry, which is growing at about 11 per cent a year," said Ronald
Unterburger, MMI managing director.
The exhibition will
feature conferences on technology for producing industrial sand and
prefabrication of concrete products among other topics. The events focus on
environmental protection, eco-management, transport and logistics.
To highlight Viet Nam’s
need for a solid construction industry, Nguyen Thi Hanh, deputy director of
Ministry of Construction’s Urban Development Agency said that the urbanisation
rate was now 30 per cent – and was expected to reach 45 per cent in 2020 and
50 per cent in 2025.
"The demand for
investment in urban development is great," she said.
Eight hundred domestic and
foreign businesses will showcase the latest construction and decorative products
and services at Vietbuild 2008 Expo, a five-day building industry event to be
held in HCM City from September 3.
interior decoration products, glass, electrical and sanitary equipment, housing,
machinery and a lot more will be on display. Seminars will be held on the newest
products and technologies and on issues such as European regulations on
The organisers also said
an awards ceremony, to be broadcast live on September 6 on VTV1 channel, would
honour businesses with the Construction Trademark Gold Cup and Vietbuild Gold
The awards aim to
encourage businesses to improve product quality, create new products, and
The exhibition will be
held at the Phu Tho Gymnasium, District 11. — VNS