Promotion of Non-Fired Brick Production (NFB) Production and Utilization in Viet Nam


The objective of the Project is to reduce the annual growth rate of GHG emissions by displacing the use of fossil fuels and the usage of good quality soil for brick making through the increased production, sale and utilization of non-fired bricks (NFBs) in Viet Nam. This objective will be achieved by removing barriers to increased production and utilization of NFBs through 4 components: i) strengthening existing policies, guidelines, standards and codes for NFB production and usage and building the capacity of responsible government personnel to enforce a strengthened regulatory framework; ii) building the knowledge and capacity of NFB production stakeholders and potential NFB users on NFB technology application and the use of NFB products; iii) improving access of SMEs and other potential NFB investors to affordable capital financing for NFB projects; and iv) technical assistance in demonstrating the development of NFB production lines and the use of NFB products in new building and construction projects. The Project will be implemented over a 5-year period and is expected to generate GHG emission reductions through the displacement of coal-fired clay brick kilns. Direct GHG reduction estimates are 383 ktonnes CO2. Indirect emission reductions are 13,409 ktonnes CO2 that is cumulative for a 10-year period after the end of the Project.

What are the project's key results?

Outcome 1: Improved NFB legal framework, and enhanced government capacity to regulate NFB development

Outcome 2: Increased availability of technically skilled and qualified local service providers for NFB plants, and enhanced stakeholder knowledge on NFB usage

Outcome 3: Improved availability and sustained financial support for NFB technology applications

Outcome 4: Boosted confidence in NFB technology application resulting in an increased market share of NFBs

Finance, Executing and Implementing Agency

Executing Entity: Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST)
Implementing Entity: Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST)

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