Vietnam, UK cooperate in developing information model development

Thursday, 2018-07-05 17:26:13
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At the signing ceremony (Photo: VNA)
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NDO - The Ministry of Construction of Vietnam and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the UK signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on July 5 on cooperation in applying a building information model (BIM) in Vietnam’s construction industry with an aims to build a master strategy of digitalisation in the field in Vietnam.

This is an activity in the global technical infrastructure programme funded by the UK Government’s Commonwealth Fund. Under the MoU, the UK Government, through the UK’s digital construction institute, will work with the Steering Committee of BIM (Ministry of Construction’s Institute for Construction Economics) to develop standards and guidelines and support the implementation of a number of BIM pilot projects in Vietnam.

According to Deputy Minister of Construction Nguyen Van Sinh, Vietnam is in the period of reform and development with a high demand for construction investment. In recent times, the Government and the Ministry of Construction have always paid special attention to managing the investment efficiency of projects, he said.

Vietnam’s goal is to strengthen the control of quality, transparency and publicity of construction investment projects, in order to shorten construction progress and reduce losses.

Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion at the Department for International Trade of the UK Baroness Fairhead said she was impressed by Vietnam's great potential and demand for both public and private technical infrastructure projects. With its experience, the UK Government would like to provide information about the BIM application for Vietnam, thus helping the Southeast Asian nation successfully implement this model, she added.

The application of BIM in the construction industry is expected to contribute to raising productivity, quality and efficiency in construction investment activities and operation management. This is an important solution to approach the 4th Industrial Revolution of the construction sector.