|The ribbon cutting ceremony to open Vietship 2018|
During the three-day event, the exhibitors will showcase shipbuilding, ship repair, and maintenance technology, materials and equipment for shipbuilding, equipment and facilities for shipyards and offshore engineering and facilities, as well as waterway transportation and services, marine supply logistics and ports technology and equipment.
"This year’s Vietship is held in a market recovering from the impact of the global economic crisis. Despite difficulties ahead, there are still many opportunities for international groups to tap into the huge potential of the industry,” said Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Van Cong.
|Vietnamese leaders visit the exhibition site|
As part of Vietship, many activities will be held, such as a Buyer Forum and a workshop discussing the opportunities and challenges of the shipping market and shipbuilding, and the signing ceremony of contracts among exhibitors.
Vietship 2018 is taking place at the National Convention Centre and is expected to attract more than 10,000 visitors.
The previous event saw 19 contracts and agreements worth over VND500 billion ($22.4 million) inked between domestic and foreign partners. It had 220 stands from 130 companies, including 78 foreign firms.
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