Vietnam, Cuba join hands to produce construction materials hinh anh 1Illustrative photo (Source:Internet)
Hanoi (VNA) –The Vietnam Glass and Ceramics for Construction Corporation (Viglacera) and Cuba’s Geicons Group are set to establish a joint venture producing ceramics sanitary wares and tiles in October.

According to Viglacera, the two sides signed an agreement on the joint venture in April.

The joint venture, once established, will contribute to meeting the demand on construction materials in Cuba as well as the Latin American market.

Vietnam is the second biggest trade partner of Cuba in Asia, with bilateral trade value exceeding 207 million USD in 2014, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.

Vietnam’s major exports to Cuba include rice, coal, chemicals, textiles and computers; while Cuba exports pharmaceuticals to Vietnam, worth nearly 1.3 million USD.

According to the Ministry of Planning and Investment, as of December 2015, there was one Cuban project operating in Vietnam with a registered capital of 6.6 million USD. Vietnam also had one oil project in Cuba.-VNA