Ecobuild expo features 450 firms from 32 nations
KUALA LUMPUR: Some 7,000 visitors are expected at the Ecobuild Exhibition here, of which 30 per cent will be overseas delegates.
Supported by the Works Ministry and Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry, the event is hosted by the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB).
The three-day event at the Putra World Trade Centre, which starts today and ends Thursday, will feature 450 exhibitors from 32 countries.
"We've seen Southeast Asia's economy remaining resilient against the turbulent economic climate, resulting in increased urbanisation," said CIDB chief executive officer Datuk Seri Judin Abdul Karim in an interview recently.
As countries in Southeast Asia move towards urbanisation, the governments have raised spending on infrastructure.
In prioritising sustainable development, Malaysia also introduced incentives to promote green technology that promotes energy efficiency, usage and consumption of renewable energy and the practice of green procurement.
This initiative has unveiled new commercial opportunities in the construction sector.
With the theme "Driving sustainability and resiliency in the infrastructure and urban cities development", the event will see global experts converge here to exchange ideas on sustainable infrastructure development, low carbon emission cities and building rating performance.