HAVANA, Apr 7 (ACN) Cuba’s Foreign Trade and Investment Minister, Rodrigo Malmierca officially inaugurated the 11th International Construction Fair on Tuesday in Havana underway in Pabexpo Exhibition Halls until April 9th.
Before representatives and exhibitions from 199 companies of 29 countries, the event opened its doors with the presence of the Chilean Housing and Urban Minister Paulina Saball, guest of honor to the important commercial fair in addition to other Cuban government officials.
Others attending was Vietnam’s Construction Deputy Minister Le Quang Hung participating for the first time as well as representatives from the United States. Angel Vilaragut, First Deputy Construction Minister welcomed the delegates with Spain heading the list of representatives in addition to Italy, China and Panama.
The Cuban official called all those present to strengthen commercial and working ties in addition to attracting interests of foreign business executives to improve the sector in Cuba. The sector is looking to strengthen its investment process for the coming years oriented mainly towards the execution of tourism infrastructure and industry.
He added that this is the space for exchanges between business and exhibition representatives aimed at the promotion of new products and services for exports and substituting imports while improving knowledge on modern construction systems. FECONS, underway this year with the slogan Construction for a Sustainable Future will be held every two years in Cuba occupying an important space in the international trade fair as a specialized event.
In its previous editions important foreign companies have participated like the Venezuelan oil company PDVSA; MONTO, Spanish firm in paint production and Italian MAPEI, dedicated to the production of construction materials.