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  • Writer's pictureSylvain Richer de Forges

Comparative analysis of sustainable concrete polices in south east asia

Excited to share insights on Sustainable Concrete Policies in Southeast Asia! 

As the region strives for sustainable development, concrete production plays a pivotal role. Let's delve into some key facts and figures, backed by reliable sources:


Leading the charge with stringent regulations and innovative practices. The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) mandates Green Mark certification, promoting eco-friendly construction. Singapore has achieved a 35% reduction in carbon emissions from the construction sector since 2005. Source: BCA


Embracing green initiatives, Thailand aims to reduce CO2 emissions by promoting fly ash and slag usage in concrete production. The Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO) monitors progress. Thailand's use of fly ash in concrete has led to a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to conventional concrete. Source: TGO


Addressing environmental concerns, Indonesia focuses on sustainable sourcing of raw materials and enhancing concrete durability to reduce maintenance. The Indonesian Ministry of Public Works and Housing oversees these efforts. Indonesia has seen a 25% increase in the use of recycled materials in concrete production over the past decade. Source: Indonesian Ministry of Public Works and Housing


Striving for eco-friendly infrastructure, Vietnam emphasizes recycled aggregate usage and encourages the adoption of low-carbon cement technologies. The Ministry of Construction monitors compliance. Vietnam has achieved a 30% reduction in water consumption in the concrete production process through the use of recycled water. Source: Vietnamese Ministry of Construction


 Advocating for sustainable construction practices, Malaysia promotes recycled concrete aggregates and advocates for green building certifications like the Green Building Index (GBI). The Malaysian Green Technology Corporation (MGTC) drives these initiatives. Malaysia has witnessed a 15% increase in the adoption of green building materials, including sustainable concrete, since 2015. Source: MGTC

By fostering collaboration and adherence to these policies, Southeast Asia can pave the way towards a greener, more sustainable future. Let's build responsibly! 

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