27.04.2017 · Category: Bangladesh SusBuild Bangladesh

A greener solution for Bangladesh’s urbanisation


As urbanisation keeps expanding at a fast pace in Bangladesh, building practices that reduce negative impact on the environment are increasingly crucial for the country's development. The traditional brick industry makes heavy use of top soil from agricultural lands, which reduces arable land and depletes its nutrient properties, thus threatening food security for the growing population.

In its promotion of greener and more sustainable solutions, the SWITCH-Asia project Bangladesh SusBuild is supporting the adoption of alternative bricks, made of dredged soil, cement and other such materials.