HCM City 's Department of Construction has targeted eliminating ineffective building-materials production establishments by 2020.

This is one of the main objectives of the city's 1.67 trillion VND building-materials development plan for the 2011-20 period.

To realise this goal, the city will close all establishments that produce clay bricks and roofing tiles with rudimentary methods.

The closure of building-material production establishments that use outdated technology, cause environmental pollution and have low economic efficiency is expected to be completed in 2015.

Another objective is to relocate all cement production factories to areas that have proper planning.

Other building-materials production establishments that are now outside industrial parks will also be relocated to city industrial parks or to localities that have proper planning.

Also under the scheme, the city will become the country's large-scale centre specialising in transactions and exhibition of construction materials and products./.