First Economics-Defence Combination exhibition underway hinh anh 1The “Economics - Defence Combination in the Digital Technology Era” 2021 Exhibition - Exposition (VIDEX 2021) features a 3D exhibition. (Screen photo)
Hanoi (VNA) – “Economics - Defence Combination in the Digital Technology Era” 2021 Exhibition - Exposition (VIDEX 2021), the first of its kind in Vietnam, is being held to promote the country’s innovations in military science and technology.

Held from December 14 – 17, the hybrid event is organised by the Ministry of National Defence in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Science and Technology.

It brought together more than 130 exhibitors, including both military and non-military companies and units. Military-run enterprises comprise telecom giant Viettel, Thanh An Corporation, Vietnam Helicopter Corporation, MB Bank, 28 Corporation and others, while Vingroup, VinaPhone and VinaCafe are among non-military corporations.

In his opening remarks, Senior Lieutenant General Vu Hai San, Deputy Minister of National Defence, said it is one of major and pioneering events to introduce the Vietnam People’s Army’s achievements and initiatives in military science and technology.

He expected that the event will contribute to further accelerating digital transformation of Vietnamese enterprises and governmental bodies as well as the country at large.

VIDEX 2021 featured exhibitions and trade fairs, including a virtual exhibition showcasing Vietnam’s innovative military products in information technology, engineering, chemistry and medicine.

Exhibitions and trade fairs are planned to run virtually in up to six months./.