International conference on sustainable built environment
An international conference themed “Sustainable Built Environment For Now and the Future” opened in Hanoi on March 26 as part of activities to mark 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and the UK.
The two-day event has drawn 200 scholars, entrepreneurs, researchers, representatives from businesses and associations from Vietnam, the UK, the US, Holland, Italy, the Czech Republic and Malaysia to share the latest knowledge of sustainable built environment and establish cooperative relations.
Addressing the seminar, deputy minister of Construction Nguyen Thanh Nghi and UK ambassador to Vietnam Antony Stokes agreed on the need to create and maintain a sustainable built environment for now and the future. Nghi said this is one of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Government of Vietnam has approved an action plan to prevent construction projects from causing environmental problems and posing challenges for the country. Angela Brady, the UK's Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) said she is willing to share experience in research and cooperation with Vietnam in sustainable construction work.
BVMT(English edition I-2013-VEM)