In­ter­mat Asean’s In­au­gu­ral Edi­tion in Bangkok Closes on A Pos­i­tive Note


Af­ter three days of pro­duc­tive busi­ness dis­cus­sions and net­work­ing ses­sions at the MPACT Ex­hi­bi­tion and Con­ven­tion Cen­tre in Bangkok, Thai­land, the first edi­tion oI ,nter­mat Asean ± the South­east Asian trade show for con­struc­tion and in­fra­struc­ture, ended on a pos­i­tive note on 10 une 17.

2rgani]ed Ey 6.(. ,nter­mat a Moint suE­sidiary oI Come[po­sium and )rench trade or­gani]ations Irom the con­struc­tion in­dus­try (CI SMA and 6(,MA7 ,nter­mat saw more than

00 e[hiEit­ing Erands and com­pa­nies ± in­clud­ing -C% CA6( Con­struc­tion (Tuip­ment Man­i­tou *roup ;CM* Speed­crafts, Sure­lia En­gi­neers, etc, who pre­sented their lat­est ma­chin­ery and eTuip­ment to 80 vis­i­tors Irom coun­tries.

/oy -oon +ow *M ,MPAC7 ([hiEi­tion Man­age­ment stated ³Asean is one oI the world¶s most dy­namic and fast-grow­ing re­gions, and Thai­land is strate­gi­cally lo­cated within the heart of the re­gion. As such, the re­gion re­quires

0 Eil­lion in an­nual in­vest­ments to sup­port its in­Iras­truc­ture de­vel­op­ment needs. 7his was the mo­ti­vat­ing Iac­tor Ior us to stage ,nter­mat Asean 017 as the strate­gic regional con­struc­tion platIorm to Er­ing technology in­no­va­tion and sup­port the growth of Asean’ s con­struc­tion in­dus­try and mar­kets.´

sabelle Al­fano, Con­struc­tion %usi­ness 8nit 'irec­tor Come[po­sium *roup said ³:e¶re very heart­ened to gen­er­ate such sup­port for the first edi­tion oI ,nter­mat Asean. ,t has fa­cil­i­tated a lot of busi­ness, and thereIore met the in­dus­try¶s needs in 6out­h­east Asia.´

She added that Thai­land is a fast-grow­ing coun­try with strong con­struc­tion chal­lenges. ³7hrough this show, we are try­ing to bring to the Asean mar­ket a platIorm that will Er­ing e[pe­ri­ence and e[per­tise Irom wellestaElished con­struc­tion eTuip­ment manuIac­tur­ers to pro­vide Asean proIes­sion­als with strong and eႈcient so­lu­tions to meet their needs. 7his will lead the con­struc­tion in­dus­try to­wards higher in­dus­try stan­dards.´

Thai­land is see­ing a spate of in­fra­struc­ture con­struc­tion ac­tiv­i­ties with the govern­ment Euild­ing more high-speed rail proMects train sys­tems ex­press­ways, ex­pan­sion of its air­ports. 7he 7hai Min­istry oI 7rans­port in­Iormed a gather­ing at the event that a to­tal in­vest­ment oI 1.8 tril­lion Eaht bil­lion) for in­fra­struc­ture projects has been out­lined.

Trav­ellers to Bangkok can see the city’ s high-rises dot­ted with cranes and back­hoes. Sa­jid Huseni, As­sis­tant Di­rec­tor, Trade Ex­hi­bi­tion Busi­ness, ,MPAC7 in­Iormed that the coun­try is see­ing in­creas­ing in­vest­ments Ior in­Iras­truc­ture de­vel­op­ment with a lot oI up­com­ing mega proMects that will drive con­struc­tion ac­tiv­ity over the next

- years. Plans in­clude stretch­ing the metro¶s rapid tran­sit sys­tem to 1 km Irom the present 11 km with 11 lines and 1 8 sta­tions in the ne[t 10 years and ex­pand­ing and up­grad­ing the air­ports.

,nter­mat Asean e[hiEits oI the lat­est prod­ucts and in­no­va­tions Irom es­taElished manuIac­tur­ers and sup­pli­ers will pro­vide and sup­port the Asean re­gion with the right eTuip­ment and so­lu­tions to meet its grow­ing in­Iras­truc­ture de­vel­op­ment needs. Dis­plays in­cluded pro­duc­tion and use oI con­struc­tion ma­te­ri­als earth­mov­ing civil en­gi­neer­ing

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