At the end of the year the demand for granite building materials will increase and the coming Lunar New Year holiday as more households plan to remodel their homes, said Pham Phuong Nam, manager of Viet Ha Ltd Co.
Viet Ha is one of several building materials companies in the northern port city of Hai Phong specializing in natural granite. It provides 700-800sq.m of granite per day throughout the northern region, Nam said, tripling last year's figures.
Granite was an excellent building material, Nam explained, attractive, long-lasting and weather-resistant. It was able to withstand thousands of pounds of pressure and had a hardness second only to diamonds, he claimed.
Much of the granite processed into building material in Viet Nam was exploited in the central province of Binh Dinh or imported from India, he said.
Demand in the southern regions has also risen in recent years, said Tran Thi Ngan Thanh, administrative director of Vietstone Industry Ltd Co.