More than 100 types of the most cutting-edge technologies and equipment are being showcased at an exposition that kicked off in Thai Binh province on August 15.

TechDemo 2013 welcomed the participation of 65 domestic and foreign units operating in machinery and automation, agro-forestry-fishery processing, biological and chemical technologies, and pharmaceuticals.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Minister of Science and Technology Nguyen Quan said the two-day event aims to create linkages between suppliers and customers in this field.

In organising the event, the ministry hopes it will help promote technological application, renovation and transfer in the Red River delta and the country as well.

A total of 16 contracts worth over 147 billion VND were signed on the first day of the exposition.

Participating businesses also engaged in seminars, where they shared their views on technological supply and demand in the region during the 2011-2013 period.

They also exchanged experience in transferring and receiving technological research outcomes while proposing solutions for obstacles hindering the process.

The event was coorganised by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Thai Binh provincial People’s Committee.-VNA