Japan shows the way forward in the construction field

October 13, 2011 | 17:49
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Experts from Vietnam and Japan have compared notes in the construction quality and project management field.
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It marks the second Vietnam-Japan Seminar on Construction Quality and Project Management held by Vietnam’s Ministry of Construction (MoC) in cooperation with Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism (MLIT) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

The MoC, MLIT and JICA have been cooperating to improve the government’s administration system for construction work quality and safety management since 2010 in the light of increasing number of infrastructure construction projects and work related accidents.

The objectives of the two-day seminar are to develop common understanding on the construction project management between Vietnam and Japan.

In this regard, representatives from the Vietnamese side highlighted problems in construction management and factors affecting the construction work quality in Vietnam.

In turn, Japanese experts from the MLIT and from large construction companies presented the construction quality assurance system in Japan and cases of Japanese general contractors’ construction quality management systems to share their technology and experiences. Also, JICA experts for a “Project for Capacity Enhancement in Quality Assurance” being implemented with the MoC, presented the project’s findings in improving construction quality assurance in Vietnam.

In addition to delivering their presentations and discussion on the issues, delegates to the seminar also made fact-finding visits to construction sites in Ho Chi Minh City.

By Thanh Thuy


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