More than 450 domestic and foreign businesses are showcasing their products at the International Exhibition of Construction, Building Materials, Housing and Interior Décor, Vietbuild 2013 that opened in Hanoi on March 28.

Jointly organised by the Ministry of Construction and the Hanoi People’s Committee, the event marks the 55 th anniversary of the construction sector (April 29).

Opening the event, Deputy Construction Minister, Nguyen Tran Nam said despite a range of difficulties facing the sector, the exhibition still sees the participation of businesses from 18 countries and territories, including the US, the UK, France and Japan.

With 1,350 booths, the five-day event offers an opportunity for visitors and businesses learn about information on real estate projects, new materials and advanced technologies used in the sector.

On this occasion, 31 outstanding businesses were honoured for their products.-VNA