[Hanoi Precast Concrete Factory] Casting a socialist nation
Traditionally, the Vietnamese used bricks, wood, and stone masonry for their buildings.
However, in the early 20th century, reinforced concrete followed the footsteps of the French, entered, and changed the face of Vietnam’s construction environment. After Vietnam’s independence in 1954, the Government of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam carried out economic reconstruction as a foundation for the construction of socialism in the North, which requires such a huge number of projects to be built in a short period of time that no amount of bricks and woods could accommodate. Therefore, prefabrication with precast concrete components was the solution that lead to the decision of founding Hanoi precast concrete factory, as known as Chem Concrete factory, in 1960.