"The achievement is an improvement on the Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Ministry's participation in the same event last year when it was the first runner up for the same category in the green building subcategory," Secretary General of the Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Ministry Nilanto Perbowo said in a press statement released Saturday. The ASEAN Energy Award is the highest reward in the energy field in Southeast Asia. The reward is presented to the management of buildings for excellence in the energy field since 2000.
The other recipients this year are South Beach Building in Singapore and Central Plaza Rayong in Thailand.
As the winner of the Subroto Award 2018 for the category of efficient energy in the subcategory of new buildings, Mina Bahari Building IV is one of the Indonesian representatives in the award organized by the ASEAN Center for Energy (ACE).
Mina Bahari Building IV is also the only government building to compete with commercial buildings in Southeast Asia for the award.
"The achievement reflects the commitment of the Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Ministry to being energy-efficient and environmental conservation and is expected to promote public awareness of new and renewable energy use and development and energy conservation," he said.
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