DSE Việt Nam 2019 is being organised by two Vietnamese ministries in collaboration with Eifec Company. — VNS Photo Hồng Minh
HÀ NỘI — The 2019 Việt Nam’s Dedicated Defence and Security Exhibition and Conference (DSE Việt Nam 2019) will be held for the first time in Hà Nội from October 2 to 4 with the participation of some 200 exhibitors from at home and abroad.
The event is organised by the Economic Department and the Defence Economic Technical Industry Corporation under the Ministry of National Defence, as well as the Department of Equipment Supplies and Warehousing under the Ministry of Public Security and Eifec Company.
Speaking at a press conference about the event in Hà Nội on Thursday, Colonel Phạm Toàn Thắng, deputy general director of the Ministry of National Defence’s Economic Department, said DSE Việt Nam 2019 fits well with the country’s policy of modernising its armed forces and enhancing the capability of the national defence apparatus in order to maintain military power and boost co-operation with other countries in this field.
“This event is expected to create an effective connection that helps exhibitors discuss technology challenges in the region and helps Vietnamese defence units and businesses access advanced devices and solutions in the region and the world,” Thắng said. He added that the event would provide opportunities for local businesses to learn from the world's leading defence manufacturers and experts, as well as transfer products and technologies.
He said that the event would also help Việt Nam prepare to host the 14th ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting next year.
Colonel Lê Văn Phái, deputy general director of the Department of Equipment Supplies and Warehousing under the Ministry of Public Security, said DSE Việt Nam 2019 is expected to include advanced security technologies and solutions, especially in the prevention of drug crimes, human trafficking and terrorism.
“Criminals nowadays are more high-tech and transnational so we hope to learn more about the latest technologies to detect such crimes,” he said.
Nguyễn Đình Long, director of Eifec Company, said the event expected to attract 5,000 professional visitors including top Vietnamese Government officials, senior officers and decision makers in the national defence and public security sectors and industry participants.
He said there would be seven national exhibition booths from Russia, Ukraine, the US, France, Singapore, India and Israel along with booths for the two Vietnamese ministries.
Long said the organisers had so far received requests and confirmation from well-known defence corporations including Russia's Rosoboronexport and Techmash, Airbus, Starks Motors and Arsenal 2000. — VNS