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In terms of environmental sustainability, the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing has endeavored to support the principles of net zero emissions in the development of infrastructure in the capital of Nusantara, one of which is to prioritize the

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing is prioritizing the use of environmentally friendly building materials in infrastructure development projects in Indonesia’s future capital, Nusantara (IKN ).

“In terms of environmental sustainability, the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing has made efforts to support the principles of net zero emissions in the development of infrastructure in the capital of Nusantara, one of which is to prioritize the use of energy-efficient building materials consumption and carbon footprint,” Nusantara City Infrastructure Development Officer at the ministry, Trisasongko Widianto, told a webinar on Friday.

Whenever possible, materials will come from local sources or be recycled, he added.

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“The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing will also ensure smooth logistics and also optimize the use of national products for the development of infrastructure in Nusantara City,” he affirmed.

He said it was both a challenge and an opportunity for the development of infrastructure that supports economic growth while paying attention to environmental aspects, especially global climate change, so as not to have a negative impact on growth objectives.

In accordance with the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing Regulation Number 9 of 2021 on Guidelines for Sustainable Construction, in supporting the construction of the new capital, the ministry pays attention to the economic, environmental and social aspects of sustainable construction.

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The ministry is also committed to widely promoting the use of environmentally friendly materials, especially non-ordinary Portland cement (non-OPC), in accordance with Ministry of Works and Development Instruction Number 4 of 2020. Public housing regarding the use of non-Cement OPC in construction works.

“So for business partners, we hope it becomes our common concern to start using eco-friendly materials, one of which is the use of non-OPC cement in infrastructure development, especially (projects undertaken) by the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing,” added Widianto.

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