The International Exhibition for Construction, Building Materials, Housing and Interior Decor (Vietbuild) got underway in Ho Chi Minh City , on July 4.

Jointly held by the Information Centre, the Ministry of Construction and the AFC International Exhibition Joint Stock Company, the 2,200-stand exhibition has attracted over 800 businesses from 22 countries and territories.

The 5-day exhibition is an excellent opportunity for businesses to explore new markets and promote their products.

On addressing the opening ceremony, the Deputy Minister for Construction, Nguyen Tran Nam, said that Vietbuild 2012 is to help businesses look for investment as well as learn about new technologies used in the construction industry.

Lixil Group from Japan with brands Inax, participate VietBuild 2012 as co-sponsors, have introduced many ceramic products, kitchen appliances, high hygiene. In addition, Inax also launch water heaters and systems advanced.

Similarly Lixil, the Japanese company Rinnai is one of the co-sponsors of the exhibition. At its booth, Rinnai has introduced many gas stoves using new technology, safe, just and environmentally friendly fuel.

The exhibition will also hold seminars on new construction technologies and a ceremony to honour outstanding construction businesses./.