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Informal talk on “Building management and construction maintenance - Current Situations and Solutions”


The State Authority for Construction Quality Inspection (SACQI) in coordination with Vietnam Building Management and Maintenance Association (VBMA) held an informal talk on “Building management and construction maintenance - Current Situations and Solutions” on July 24, 2017.

The informal talk, which was attended by Mr. Pham Minh Ha - Director of SACQI (Ministry of Construction); Mr. Nguyen Quoc Hiep - Chairman of VBMA, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Hung - Vice Chairman of VBMA and representatives of a number of units and enterprises operating in the field of building management and construction maintenance.

Speaking at the informal talk, Mr. Pham Minh Ha said that this is a meeting in order to exchange, receive comments and reviews of VBMA and enterprises operating in this field on current situations and solutions.

On behalf of the Association, Mr. Nguyen Quoc Hiep appreciated the attention of SACQI to VBMA and enterprises operating in the field as well. Mr. Hiep said that the investor, for most of the apartment buildings, is responsible for building maintenance for 5 years. After that, the investor will hand over the work to the condo board. However, the condo board consists of residents who are older or work in different occupations. They have no expertise about the construction. Therefore, Mr. Hiep hopes that the State will soon issue more detailed guidance on the responsibilities of units and individuals in the field.

Mr. Pham Vu Hung - Director of Vinservices (Vinhomes) has raised some difficulties in the operation and maintenance of the building. The biggest difficulty is maintenance costs. Most residents do not want to spend more on monthly maintenance costs, while 2% of maintenance funds will wear out over time. The maintenance work needs to involve state agencies as well as specialized units so that people have more information in this issue, Hung added.

At the informal talk, representatives of SACQI (Ministry of Construction) also explained some issues that the participants were not clear as well as acknowledged all their comments.