The event features the participation of 50 enterprises from Vietnam and many other countries around the world, including numerous leading brands such as Fecon (Vietnam), VRO (Vietnam), Soilmec (Italy), Nippon (Japan), JFE (Japan), Eirich (Germany), and Hyundai (the Republic of Korea). Speaking at the opening ceremony, Secretary General of the Vietnam Federation of Civil Engineering Associations, Tran Dinh Thai, said that Contech Vietnam 2018 offers an opportunity for corporations and enterprises to meet and update their knowledge of modern technologies and machines as well as seek cooperation. The fair is divided into four main categories: the construction of projects; construction materials; transport technology; and the mining industry. In addition to equipment and technologies provided by foreign enterprises, domestic suppliers researched, improved, found and selected high-quality products at reasonable prices which are suitable for the construction conditions of Vietnam to display at the event. Within the framework of the fair, ministries and the relevant agencies organised a series of seminars with different themes, including ‘the application of resource-saving mining technologyin coal mines and pits in Quang Ninh province’, ‘universalisation of knowledge about Vietnamese construction sector’; and ‘Green, clean and energy-saving building materials – solutions and products’. Contech Vietnam 2018 will last until December 8.