Ribbon-cutting Ceremony of SATREPS Project Office

On the afternoon of 19 th April 2018, National University of Civil Engineering (NUCE) and Saitama University, Japan co-organized the “Ribbon-cutting Ceremony of SATREPS Project Office: Establishment of Environmentally Sound Management of Construction and Demolition Waste and Its Wise Utilization for Environmental Pollution Control and for New Recycled Construction Materials in Vietnam”. The project is within the Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development Program between Vietnam and Japan, with the collaboration of Ministry of Education and Training, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).

The ceremony is honored to welcome the presence of: Assoc. Prof. Pham Duy Hoa – Rector of NUCE; Prof. Ken Kawamoto – Project leader, Saitama University, Japan; representatives of leaders of faculties, institutes, offices, research groups that participate in the project, and experts from research institutes, universities from Japan.

In his speech, Assoc. Prof. Pham Duy Hoa stated that the establishment of SATREPS Project Office is in accordance to the development strategy of NUCE, which is the focus of investment in modern equipment to promote NUCE’s role as a pioneer in research and training in the field of construction in Vietnam. On behalf of the university leaders, Assoc. Prof. Pham Duy Hoa committed to facilitate the best conditions to ensure the successful implementation of the project and achieve the set of objectives. The inauguration ceremony of SATREPS Project Office not only displayed the commitment of NUCE, but also showed NUCE’s enthusiasm and determination to this important research activity.

Assoc. Prof. Pham Duy Hoa – Rector of NUCE gives speech during the ceremony

Also at the ceremony, Prof. Ken Kawamoto – Project leader, Saitama University, Japan sent his sincere thanks to NUCE and Vietnamese partners for their enthusiastic aid in the project. The project of “Establishment of Environmentally Sound Management of Construction and Demolition Waste and Its Wise Utilization for Environmental Pollution Control and for New Recycled Construction Materials in Vietnam” has the participation of many experts in the fields of construction, materials and environment in the vision of managing and recycling Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW). Therefore, Japan partners believe that the project will achieve great success and bring about sustainable development to Vietnam.

Prof. Ken Kawamoto – Project leader, Saitama University, Japan gives speech during the ceremony

SATREPS Project “Establishment of Environmentally Sound Management of Construction and Demolition Waste and Its Wise Utilization for Environmental Pollution Control and for New Recycled Construction Materials in Vietnam” was approved by both Vietnam and Japan governments. The project has been prepared for 3 years before proposal and once initiated, it will be executed in 5 years from February 2018 to February 2023.

SATREPS Project was proposed by NUCE, Vietnam and Saitama University, Japan with the collaboration of important partners of the two countries such as: Ministry of Construction, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Hanoi Department of Construction, Hai Phong Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES – Japan), and Center for Environmental Science in Saitama (CESS – Japan) and was approved by the governments of the two countries.

In the next 5 years, staffs and experts of NUCE will cooperate with international experts to study one of the important and contemporary issues of Vietnam, that is the management and recycling of CDW to create new materials such that to solve environmental pollution issues.

The project consists of 4 main activities: Develop guidelines for establishing environmentally sound management system for CDW in Vietnam; Develop technical instructions and standards for evaluation and quality control of recycled materials from CDW in Vietnam; Develop new technologies utilizing recycled materials for environmental pollution control and for infrastructure construction in Vietnam; Propose strategic business model for promoting CDW recycling and enhance realistic effectiveness in environmentally sound management system for CDW.

Not only is the project meaningful to researchers but also important to governmental agencies from central to local in Vietnam. Besides researching and proposing solutions to manage CDW, standards and technical instructions, the project also aims to establish modern laboratories to provide the best service in this field.

Representatives from two universities cut the ribbon of SATREPS Project Office

Representatives of leaders from two universities take a souvenir photo

 

Pham Nhung - ICT Dept.