Thailand Cement Manufacturers Association (TCMA) in collaboration with Saraburi province and 23 supporting organisations from government, professional, industry, private society, and business sectors, has introduced the PPP-Saraburi Sandbox, as the nation’s pioneering a low-carbon model city with great support from seven ministries.

The ultimate goal is to bring GHG emissions practices into line with the Thailand’s 2050 Net Zero Concrete and Cement Roadmap, publicly launched last year at COP27, in order to support Thailand’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) including energy, industrial process and product use (IPPU), waste management, agriculture, land use, change, and forestry (LULUCF). Thus, a series of pilot projects are being tested and operated under specific collaborative frameworks.

Not only is this sandbox test area like a miniature version of Thailand, but it also helps the industry address key challenges and concerns proactively, and leverage key success factors from the outcomes of such trials. By doing so, this endeavour will help to convert Saraburi into a smart and low-carbon city, to help foster an improved quality of life for its residents and stimulate economic growth and to ensure no one is left behind during the transition.