by Cheryl Tay
Holcim has broken ground for its first Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Asia, which is expected to help boost the level of sustainable construction in Singapore.
Among the attendees were Lam Siew Wah, Deputy CEO of the Building and Construction Authority (BCA), His Excellency Jorg Al. Reding, Switzerland's Ambassador to Singapore and Goh Chee Kiong, Director of Building & Infrastructure Solutions and Cleantech at the Economic Development Board (EDB).
The CoE "marks the company's commitment to developing sustainable and value-adding solutions, partnering esteemed clients - developments that encompass green solutions, productivity enhancing solutions, customised solutions and innovative materials technology solutions in contributing to Singapore's built environment and beyond," noted Holcim.
Additionally, the launch also marks Holcim's 100 years of worldwide operation.
"The importance of sustainable construction in Singapore due to the lack of natural resources affirms our strategy," said Dr. Sujit Ghosh, Chief Executive Officer of Holcim (Singapore).
"With the new state-of-the-art development capabilities and the highly innovative workforce therein, we now have the infrastructure to accommodate our existing operations as well as meet the demands for on-going growth."
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