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Da Nang to host ASEAN telecom meeting

DA NANG (Biz Hub) — The central city of Da Nang will host the annual 2015 ASEAN Telecommunications and IT Ministers Meeting (ASEAN TELMIN 2015) for the first time, which is set to take place from November 23 to 27.
The event is expected to attract 10 Ministers of Telecommunications and IT from ASEAN countries, the Secretary General of ASEAN and 150 delegates from China, South Korea, Japan, India, as well as the EU and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) .

The meeting will discuss programmes and co-operation activities to enhance information infrastructure as well as narrow the digital gap and improve the ability to apply IT between ASEAN countries.

Delegates in 5th TELMIN in Ha Noi. The 2015 ASEAN TELMIN is set to take place at Da Nang City from 23 to 27 November. — Photo Vietnamnet

Delegates in 5th TELMIN in Ha Noi. The 2015 ASEAN TELMIN is set to take place at Da Nang City from 23 to 27 November. — Photo Vietnamnet

Speaking with Da Nang city officials in a meeting to prepare for 2015 ASEAN TELMIN on Monday, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Thanh Hung said the event would attract many high-level leaders from countries, therefore Da Nang and the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) need to work together to meet some special requirements of the event.

Deputy Director of International Cooperation Department of MIC, Deputy Chairman of the ASEAN TELMIN 2015 Organisation Board Trieu Minh Long said in order to prepare for the meeting, the organisation board will compile a detailed outline and send to the MIC and Da Nang

A number of issues will require specific preparation, including media, health and security for delegations, said Long.

Deputy Chairman of Da Nang People’s Committee Phung Tan Viet said Da Nang is very honored to host 2015 ASEAN TELMIN.

Viet also suggested the MIC and organisation board to send detailed documents to Da Nang for early deployment.

Da Nang city will invite the MIC to review all final preparations on November 12.

ASEAN TELMIN 2015 is the second time Viet Nam will host this event. Previously, Ha Noi hosted ASEAN TELMIN in 2005.


International Bicycle Exhibition to showcase brands

The Vietnam International Bicycle Exhibition 2016 will take place at the Hanoi International Exhibition Centre, 91 Tran Hung Dao Street, Ha Noi from April 7 to 10.

The event is expected to allow Vietnamese and international businesses to advertise their brands and advanced products and seek potential partners in Viet Nam and other South East Asian countries.

Vietnam Cycle 2016 will also give an opportunity to bicycle and electric bike manufacturers from developed countries to exchange experiences with participants.

Last year, the exhibition attracted famous brands such as Thong Nhat Bike, JettCycle, Trinx and Strongman, besides Asama, Bamboo bike and Fornix, and various products such sport bikes, electric bikes, children bicycles and bicycle accessories and components.

This show expects to attract about 16,000 visitors, including trade buyers and the public.

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Vietnamese firms to attend construction expo in Myanmar

The third edition of BuildTech Yangon in Myanmar will be held from May 26 to 28 at the Myanmar Convention Centre.

BuildTech Yangon 2016 has attracted 120 exhibitors from many countries and territories, including Austria, China, Indonesia, Korea, Thailand, Viet Nam, Singapore and Myanmar.

Visitors at BuildTech Yangon 2015. — VNS Photo Courtesy of organisers HCM CITY (Biz Hub) — The third edition of BuildTech Yangon

Visitors at BuildTech Yangon 2015. — VNS Photo Courtesy of organisers
HCM CITY (Biz Hub) — The third edition of BuildTech Yangon

In addition to staple exhibits from the construction machinery building materials and mechanical engineering segments, the expo will showcase equipment, machinery and solutions on facilities management, interior finishing and architectural solutions.

This new focus is in line with recent developments in Myanmar’s construction sector which is booming following the opening up of Myanmar’s economy to the world.

Meanwhile, increased awareness of construction and workplace safety has given rise to a greater focus on safety and disaster prevention in this year’s BuildTech Yangon, according to the organisers.

U Tha Htay, president of Myanmar Construction Entrepreneurs Association, said: “The infrastructure construction sector is the second largest market in the Myanmar construction industry that is worth an estimated US$765 million.

“The government’s focus on improving infrastructure in Myanmar will see the major development of new roads, buildings, pipelines and electrical grids. At the same time, a sharp rise in foreign direct investment has seen a big growth in demand for new office space as well as housing for expatriates.”

Organised by Sphere Exhibits, a subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings, and co-organised by the Myanmar Construction Entrepreneurs Association, the show is expected to attract over 4,500 visitors.

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HCM City to host pharmaceutical expo

The Vietnam International Medical and Pharmaceutical Exhibition, or Vietnam Medi-Pharm Expo 2016, will be held at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre, HCM City, from August 11 to 13.


The expo is an annual exhibition of Vietnamese healthcare industry, hosted by the ministries of health and industry and trade. The exhibition will have five events: Vietnam International Exhibition on Medical and Laboratory Equipments; Vietnam International Exhibition on Pharmaceutical Products and Processing, Packaging Machinery; Vietnam International Exhibition on Hospital and Equipments; and Vietnam International Exhibition on Ophthalmology; besides Vietnam International Exhibition on Dental Materials and Equipments.

A conference will also introduce the Vietnamese medical and pharmaceutical market and trade policies when doing business in Viet Nam, which will be hosted by related departments and associations of the health ministry of Viet Nam.

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