THE construction industry will play a vital role in Malaysia's pursuit of Vision 2020. Under the Sixth National Plan, from 1991-1995, M$56.2 billion (about HK$169 billion) has been set aside for infrastructure developments. Four keynote government-approved projects form the backbone of the construction drive. The new Kuala Lumpur airport, which will cost about M$20 billion. Several new power stations at M$1 billion each. The second Johor-Singapore bridge. Sports facilities for the 1998 Commonwealth Games. As a result of this development boom, the 10th Malaysian Building and Construction Exposition (MALBEX '93) will be the biggest ever. More than 400 companies from over 25 countries will occupy about 8,600 square metres of exhibition space at the Putra World Trade Centre, in Kuala Lumpur, from September 14 to September 17. The largest group at MALBEX '93 will once again be from the European Community (EC). It will take up about 700 square metres of space. The special attraction for EC countries is the EC Investment Partners (ECIP) scheme which is aimed at promoting joint ventures, primarily in Asia and Latin America. The Australian pavilion at MALBEX '93 will cover more than 350 square metres. At the same time, and complementing the exhibition, will be the Malaysian National Building Industry Conference. This will bring together a diverse group of developers, investors, bankers, architects, engineers and contractors.