Viglacera Corporation is participating in the 14th international exhibition of construction machinery and building materials - Batimatec 2011 in Algiers , Algeria from May 9-13.

This was the first time that the firm participated in the annual expo, which is the largest event of its kind in Algeria .

Viglacera’s pavilion was visited by the host country’s Urban and Housing Minister Nouredine Moussa after the expo’s opening ceremony.

According to Vietnamese Trade Councillor Nguyen Van Mui, construction material contributed 25 percent to Vietnam ’s export value to Algeria in 2010.

As Algeria is implementing the national development plan from 2010-2014 with funding of 250 billion USD, including large investment for housing and infrastructure projects. This will be a good opportunity for Vietnamese business to boost exports of construction material to the African country as well as carry out joint venture production contracts.

Batimatec is the largest building materials and equipment exhibition in Algeria . The exhibition was started from 1998 and became an important channel for other countries’ building materials enterprises to enter Algeria ’s market.

Batimatec 2011 drew the participation of 390 firms from 18 countries, displaying their products at 850 pavilions on 31,500 sq.m./.