Ho Chi Minh City will see VietBuild 2013, the largest exhibition of the construction sector in the country, taking place from June 13-17 at its Sai Gon Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Organisers announced on June 3 that more than 800 domestic and foreign companies will display their products and services at 2,200 booths.

"With so many participants, this year's will be the biggest VietBuild exhibition, which is in its third edition," said Nguyen Dinh Hung, chairman of the Vietbuild Construction International Exhibition Organising Corp.

Hung told Vietnam News that VietBuild 2013 will be organised by two times in the city. The second, which is almost fully booked, will be held from August 14 to August 18.

Apart from traditional products like building materials, internal and external decorations, VietBuild 2013 will display many new and environment-friendly products, including hi-tech gadgets to serve modern life.

Hung also said that the participation of more than 800 companies in the fair was a positive sign that the real estate market was recovering from a prolonged slump.

During the exhibition, four conferences relating to the building sector will be held.

VietBuild 13 has already been organised in Hanoi and Da Nang, and will move next to the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho.-VNA