Visitors at the event (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA)
– The 14th Saigon Autotech & Accessories 2018 opened on May 24 at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre in Ho Chi Minh City with 300 booths organised by leading domestic and foreign firms in automobile and motorbike, spare part and accessories manufacturing.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Pham Tuan Anh, Vice Director of the Department of Industry under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, said that the event is a good chance to connect manufacturers, suppliers and service providers and customers.

The exhibition is hoped to create an opportunity to introduce latest products, technology and equipment in the field, he said.

Anh held that support industry for Vietnam’s automobile sector has been initiated, but still can supply simple parts with low technology ratio. Meanwhile, there are rooms for the industry to develop, he added.

He stressed that in the future, it is necessary to increase activities to promote investment, experience sharing between domestic and foreign enterprises in the field.

Tao Linh, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Asia Trade Fair and Business Promotion (ATFA), said that the new feature of this year’s exhibition is the stronger engagement of enterprises in support industry, and more activities to connect enterprises to foster their linkage in developing the automobile and motorbike industry in the coming time.

First held in 2006, the Saigon Autotech & Accessories has become one of the most awaited events in Vietnam’s automobile, motorbike, electricity bicycle manufacturing and support industry.

Last year, the exhibition was held in an area of 10,000 square metres with 350 booths from domestic and foreign enterprises from Switzerland, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and China, drawing about 12,000 visitors.

The Saigon Autotech & Accessories 2018 will last until May 27.-VNA