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HCM City (VNA) – The 17th edition of the International Precision Engineering, Machine Tools and Metalworking Exhibition & Conference (MTA Vietnam 2019) scheduled for July 2-5 in Ho Chi Minh City.

This year’s event themed “Advancing Vietnam’s Manufacturing Industries” attracts the participation of around 500 units from 22 nations and territories around the world. It will include 14 international pavilion groups from countries which are strong in technology, machines and tools such as the UK, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea and Thailand.

Speaking at a press conference on June 18, Pham Xuan Da, head of the Department on Southern Services under the Ministry of Science and Technology, said that the Fourth Industrial Revolution is not only a challenge but also an opportunity for Vietnam to address major issues related to economic development and industrial restructuring.

However, the industrial sector is facing a lot of difficulties in business data connectivity and digitalisation.

Therefore, MTA Vietnam 2019 will offer a chance for both domestic and foreign enterprises to apply smart technologies, machines and tools in production and business, he added.

The MTA Vietnam 2018 drew 11,131 trade visitors from 32 countries and territories, an increase of 7.05 percent from the previous edition.-VNA