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Int’l conference promotes sustainable concrete development

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Participants at the conference (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The 7th International Conference of the Asian Concrete Federation (ACF2016) took place in Hanoi on October 31, focusing on ways to develop sustainable concrete.

Themed “Sustainable concrete for now and the future”, the event was organised by the Vietnam Concrete Association (VCA) and the Asian Concrete Federation under the auspices of the Ministry of Construction and many international organisations. It saw the participation of about 400 experts from 250 domestic and foreign organisations.

In his opening speech, Deputy Minister of Construction Nguyen Quang Hung, who is also President of the VCA, said the conference helps promote experience sharing in developing sustainable concrete for the construction sector.

According to Hung, concrete becomes the most popular building material in the world. About 35 billion tonnes of concrete are produced globally each year and the figure is forecast to keep increasing in the coming years.

Prof. Han Manyop, ACF President, said the event offers a chance for major enterprises and corporations in the field to promote their products, technologies, services and solutions as well as set up links in scientific research and trading.

He also underlined the need to improve sustainability of concrete in order to meet the global socio-economic development at present and in the future.

Within the framework of the conference, participants paid field trips to major infrastructure works and new urban areas in Hanoi.-VNA
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