Minister highlights importance of green supply chain

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Thus, the role of the construction material industry is very important.

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Minister Basuki Hadimuljono has said that the implementation of sustainable construction must be supported by a green construction supply chain.

“The supply chain has to prioritize local products which are quality and environmentally friendly,” he said in his remarks, which were delivered by Deputy Minister of PUPR, Jhon Wempi Wentimpo, at an online seminar entitled ‘Together We Can Go Further’ here on Thursday.

The ministry’s attempt to utilize the supply chain is the starting point for realizing the sustainable construction program, he added.

The construction will implement environmentally friendly processes at every stage of the project, he informed.

In addition, a green construction supply chain can improve the quality of the constructed infrastructure, he pointed out.

For supporting the use of the supply chain, the ministry has issued the Instruction of PUPR Minister Number 4/2020 on the Use of Non-Ordinary Portland Cement in Construction Works at the PUPR Ministry, Wentimpo said.

Furthermore, the ministry used bamboo material in the construction of the Semarang – Demak Toll Road, he informed.

Meanwhile, rubber was applied as an asphalt mixture, which is considered to have increased the material’s resistance to temperature and deformation, he explained.

In addition, fly ash has been used as a concrete mixture when constructing bridges as this is considered to provide better resistance to corrosion, he said.

The ministry is also utilizing pre-fabricated material in the construction of the Healthy Simple Instant Home (RISHA) — a modular housing system — which can be assembled quickly and is designed to be resistant to earthquake, he added.

According to the minister, the various efforts will not run optimally without the support and collaboration of all parties, comprising the cement industry as the supplier of domestic construction materials, Wentimpo said.

“Thus, the role of the construction material industry is very important, especially in applying material research results to implement the environmentally friendly construction material technology,” he remarked.
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