The ceremony to open Contech Vietnam 2018 in Hanoi on December 5 (Photo: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – Contech Vietnam 2018, an international trade fair geared towards the construction, mining, and transportation sectors, kicked off in Hanoi on December 5.

This year’s event has attracted world famous brands such as Soilmec (Italy), Nippon (Japan), JFE (Japan), Eirich (Germany), Hyundai (the Republic of Korea), and Podem (Bulgaria), along with Vietnamese exhibitors like Fecon, VRO, and Phan Vu.

The fair pulls relevant groups together to share information and update each other on the latest advancements in the industries’ machinery and technology, thus opening up partnership opportunities for both domestic and foreign businesses.

As part of the exhibition, the Vietnam Mining Science and Technology Association will hold a seminar on the application of resource-saving exploitation technologies for coal mines in Quang Ninh province. The event will share the latest findings on such technologies and discuss the possibility of using them in Vietnam’s mining industry.

Meanwhile, many ministries, sectors, localities, construction enterprises, universities, and research institutes will also be gathering at a workshop to hear information on the local construction sector.

Another workshop on green and energy-saving building materials will also take place as part of Contech Vietnam 2018.

Tran Dinh Thai, General Secretary of the Vietnam Federation of Civil Engineering Associations, said that amidst international development and competition, Vietnamese contractors have had strong improvements in multiple aspects, especially in terms of technology, and construction and management capacity.

Statistics show that the Vietnamese economy was valued at over 5 quadrillion VND in 2017, 74 percent of which was contributed by industry-construction and services. The construction sector has continuously been one of the industries with the fastest growth, over 15 percent annually.

More modern projects are requesting that constructors apply more advanced machinery, Thai added.

Contech Vietnam 2018 at the National Exhibition Construction Centre in Nam Tu Liem district will last through December 8. –VNA