The latest housing designs and property developments will be on display at the VIETBUILD 2012 international exhibition in Hanoi's Vietnam Exhibition and Fair Centre.

The five-day event, to be opened on Nov 24, will introduce environmentally-friendly materials and energy-saving devices related to the housing industry.

AFC International Exhibition Company general director Nguyen Dinh Hung told the media on Nov. 19 that the exhibition will feature 1,026 booths from 241 domestic businesses, 42 joint venture companies and 23 foreign groups and enterprises. Participants come from China, the Republic of Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Italy, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Singapore, France, the US and India.

Hung said this wide participation showed that there is a demand in the sector for enterprises to cooperate and do business, despite the economic meltdown which has affected the real estate market.

The event is expected to offer opportunities to enhance investment in the Vietnamese property market while providing customers with the latest technologies.

The exhibition will include the presentation of the VTOPBUILD and VIETOPRE awards to encourage quality improvements and creation of construction and real estate products.-VNA