Tra Vinh University and Earth Construction Consultants partner on sustainable construction materials project

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TVU – On May 29th, Mr. Hamamura Tetsunoshin, CEO of Earth Construction Consultants (EVCC), meets with the School of Engineering and Technology at Tra Vinh University to discuss cooperation on a research project involving construction materials from coal ash in Tra Vinh province.

The delegation includes Mr. Tran Van Dien, Deputy Dean of the School of Engineering and Technology, Dr. Huynh Van Hiep, Head of the Department of Construction, and lecturers from the school.

On this occasion, the two sides exchange ideas and cooperate to implement several aspects of the research project on coal ash and slag as new construction materials. They propose cooperation between the company and Tra Vinh University to research and commercialize these new construction materials in Tra Vinh Province and the Mekong Delta.

Additionally, they coordinate with the university to offer Japanese language training for students majoring in construction and mechanical engineering, enabling them to work for the company in Japan. Furthermore, they are exchanging and exploring topics presented at the RET seminar on June 22nd, 2024, at Tra Vinh University.

Speaking at the meeting, Mr. Hamamura Tetsunoshin, CEO of EVCC, expresses his desire to collaborate with Tra Vinh University on researching the production of construction materials to serve Tra Vinh Province and the Mekong Delta region using coal ash from the Duyen Hai thermal power plant. The project contributes to environmental protection and addresses the scarcity of sand for levelling and foundation construction in projects within the province and the region. The construction materials from coal ash have been successfully researched and tested in Japan. He hopes this project will be implemented in Tra Vinh after collaborating with the university to study the practical conditions there.

On this occasion, Mr. Tran Van Dien, Deputy Dean of the School of Engineering and Technology, shares: “The School is fully prepared to collaborate with EVCC in implementing this project in Tra Vinh Province. We aim to create an environmentally friendly construction material to serve key projects in Tra Vinh Province and the Mekong Delta.” He proposes that both parties continue to exchange ideas and move towards signing a memorandum of cooperation shortly. Furthermore, both sides continue to discuss plans for selecting and training students majoring in construction and mechanical engineering in Japan for employment opportunities at the company.

By Mai Thao
TD-VĐ