The second trade show of cheap social housing in Hanoi took place from October 18 to 20, attracting thousands of potential home buyers.

Deputy Minister of Construction Nguyen Tran Nam said the event made the real estate market more transparent by connecting sellers with buyers.

The property sector plays a very important role in the market-oriented economy, he explained, so the current frozen market hugely affects the country's economic growth and many other industries.

The organising board received sales registration for more than 2,000 social and 1,500 commercial housing projects from property developers, as well as more than 2,000 registrations from potential home buyers.

Housing products to be introduced at the show cost from 9 million VND (around 428 USD) to 12 million VND (570 USD) per square metre.

The show was jointly organised by the Ministry of Construction and real estate agencies.-VNA