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Unbaked building materials promoted

Update: June, 07/2014 - 10:16
The Ministry of Construction will create favourable conditions for businesses to produce unbaked building materials. — Photo thesaigontimes.vn

HA NOI  (VNS)— The Ministry of Construction recently asked the provincial committees to improve management and create advantageous conditions for enterprises in producing unbaked building materials.

Enterprises should be encouraged to apply new technologies in producing unbaked building material, which would help enhance product quality, according to the ministry.

The ministry has been evaluating the plan for boosting production and use of unbaked building material while reducing production of fired materials in more than 20 localities, including Kon Tum, Quang Ngai, Ben Tre and Bac Ninh provinces.

Other provinces and cities were under pressure to draw up plans and report to the ministry.

With the environmental benefits, unbaked building materials have received encouragement from the Government.

However, sales of unbaked building material remained slow, as people were not used to using the new-style materials because of the downturn in the construction sector.

There were 13 plants making aerated concrete bricks, 17 making foam concrete and over 1000 production line of cement bricks throughout the country.

Hai Duong acts

The northern Hai Duong Province has issued instructions on boosting the use of unbaked building materials and limiting the use of fired materials at construction projects.

Accordingly, budget-invested construction projects must use unbaked building materials as planned, which meant 50 per cent in 2014 and 100 per cent from 2015 in urban areas.

In other areas, the percentage of unbaked building material in construction must be raised from the minimum level of 30 per cent in 2014 to 100 per cent in 2016.

All buildings with nine floors must use at least 30 per cent of unbaked building materials.

The local authorities also wanted developers to use new technology to raise quality and lower prices, to meet the market demand.

Currently, there are only three plants making unfired bricks in the province with a total design capacity of about 359 million bricks and 60,000 tonnes of light concrete per year. Two other projects with a total capacity of 213.3 million bricks were underway. — VNS

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