The PUPR Ministry will use 3D printing for the construction of special houses

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Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) would start applying 3D printing technology in the construction of special houses with digital method in 2022.

“In 2021, the ministry and related partners tested the application of 3D printing in house construction in Yogyakarta. In 2022, we will apply 3D printing in special house construction,” said the general manager of the housing at the Iwan Suprijanto ministry. said in a statement received here on Sunday.

The ministry will also encourage the development of creative funding programs, human resource development, completion of special tasks and support for disaster mitigation, rehabilitation and reconstruction, Suprijanto added.

The General Directorate of Housing has planned to build 51,340 apartments, 10,000 special houses, 813,660 autonomous houses and 262,345 units of infrastructure, equipment and public services (PSU) for the infrastructure development program in 2020-2024.

The Special Houses Program is the construction of houses for refugees or victims of natural disasters; teachers, medical workers and other civil servants in border and remote areas; and the relocation of residents affected by government projects.

PUPR Minister Basuki Hadimuljono previously said he would make breakthroughs in accelerating infrastructure development to support Industry 4.0.

The ministry continues to support Industry 4.0 which is marked by the development of information and communication technologies to achieve high efficiency and better product quality. Including in the area of ​​construction services, including through 3D printing technology for building houses and providing added value for infrastructure development, Hadimuljono said.

He stressed that the use of technology should add value for the implementation of infrastructure development, not just follow a momentary trend.

Industry 4.0 is just an instrument to achieve infrastructure goals, with the help of reliable and qualified human resources, he said.

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