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Workshop to introduce Korean underground technologies to Viet Nam
  • Ngọc Hà| | 9:34 - 28/12/2016

The 2016 International KICT Workshop on metro tunneling, underground and foundation technologies was organized by the Geotechnical Engineering Research Institute in Ha Noi, Viet Nam on 23rd December.

The Geotechnical Engineering Research Institute (GERI) is a member of Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT).

The workshop attracted a lot of participants

The workshop attracted attendance of nearly 100 representatives from the Ministry of Construction (MOC), Ministry of Transport (MOT), Hanoi Metropolitan Railway Management Board (MRB), Institute for Building Science and Technology (IBST), Institute of Transport Science and Technology (ITST), Hanoi University of Mining and Geology, Hanoi University of Civil Engineering, University of Transport Technology (UTT), University of Transport and Communications,  FECON, Song Da Viet Duc, Thien An Infrastructure JVC, Song Da Joint Stock company 10, FECON in Viet Nam and Hyundai E&C, POSCO E&C, KNC Consultant in Republic of Korea.

Representatives of managers from Vietnam and Korea

In the process of urbanization, the issue of metro tunneling and underground construction planning has been paid due attention to. Management agencies, consultancy and construction experts have always expected to find out new technological solutions in the design, construction and management of construction works to bring out high quality and effectiveness for the construction works.

Ph.D LEE, Seong Won, Director of the Geotechnical Engineering Research Institute (GERI), KICT

Therefore, the 2016 International workshop on metro tunneling, underground and foundation technologies “2016 KICT workshop” was an opportunity for construction experts, engineers, scientists, and enterprises of Vietnam and Korea in the sector of tunnel, underground and foundation construction sector to meet, share experiences, and exchange ideas as well as to cooperate for development.

Presentations introduced in the workshop had various and meaningful contents, which attracted concern of all the representatives. Ph.D Nguyen Dai Minh – the Director General of IBST, Ministry of Construction said that valuable experience shared by the Korean colleagues would help Vietnam a lot in infrastructure construction, especially the large scale metropolitan railway systems.

“We hope the cooperation among scientists and engineers of Korea and Vietnam will be increasingly expansive, and comprehensive, including application and transfer of construction technologies between Korea and Vietnam. From Vietnamese side, we will research, select and apply construction technologies that match with Vietnamese conditions” - PhD. Minh said.


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