Hanoi (June 28th, 2012) - The Ministry of Construction hold a seminar “Construction science and technology from Japan: Policy, experiences and achievements” during the time of the International Exhibition of Construction Technology Vietconstech 2012. Deputy Minister of Construction Nguyen Thanh Nghi attended and spoke openning the seminar.
Deputy Minister Nguyen Thanh Nghi spoke openning the seminar
Attending the seminar, there were Mr. Takaaki - Senior Advisor, Minitry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT); representatives from leading construction corporations in Japan such as Taisei Corporation, Sumitomo Mitsui, Georstr Group; more than 200 representatives from related state authority, scientists, experts, enterprises working in construction designing, consulting…
Openning the seminar, Deputy Minister Nguyen Thanh Nghi said Vietnam construction field had significant development over 25 years of innovation. As a result of applying advanced technology in construction, there were more and more high quality, advanced technology and modern buildings. Appliance of advanced technology in construction is regarded as a contributory factor to help construction enterprises fulfill their management potential, gain competitive advantages, decrease product price, thereby to modernize - industrialize the construction field. This is so important in the difficult period of the whole economy and construction enterprises in particular. The Ministry of Construction, with its function of state management in construction, paid much attention to researching, applying science and technology to their construction works. The Ministry centered on building legal documents on directing and managing appliance of science and technology in construction, and efficiently invested in agencies, departments and units in terms of science and technology. The Ministry of Construction has designed a strategy developing science and technology in period of 2001 - 2010, and is redesigning this strategy for period of 2011 - 2020. However, researching and applying technology in construction in Vietnam is far below other countries in region, let alone in the world. Vietnamese enterprises did not pay much attention to researching and applying science and technology in construction. They did not regard science and technology as a breakthrough for development. In order to help science and technology in Vietnam construction come up with other countries in the region and in the world, make it a strike for developing construction enterprises, it is necessary for state authority and organizations as well as individuals to put more effort, foster international cooperation, outsource, study and apply those experiences and achievements from advanced technology countries.
The seminar scene
Deputy Minister Nguyen Thanh Nghi affirmed Japan as a super-country in terms of science and technology, especially in construction field. Japan had developed those advanced technology for skyscrapers, underground tunnel through mountain, bridge over the sea and works with special structure. Japanese technology has been transferred, applied in many countries all over the world, and is regarded as the first priority for those developing countries, including Vietnam.
Deputy Minister Nguyen Thanh Nghi believed this seminar a good chance for Vietnamese policy makers, enterprises, and experts to find out more about Japanese experiences and chievements in terms of science and technology in construction field, a forum for enterprises introduce themselves and seek cooperation.
The seminar attendants listened to Mr. Takaaki Kobayashi introduction of his MLIT and its policy to promote activity abroad of Japanese construction companies; Mr. Susumo Mori (Nikkei Business) brief introduction of construction technology development process in Japan over 20 years; Mr. Tahara (Sumitomo Mitsui) presentation on technology applied for project building a viaduct through Trung Hoa - Thanh Xuan…
Written by: Minh Tuan
Translated by: Thu Huyen