On August 6, a 2,000-person race in Quang Binh used old scaffolding, recycled materials for awards and running clothes, and planted trees for every 5 kilometers participants finished.

The Coteccons Quang Binh Marathon 2022 breathes new life into the green construction industry. It recycles 4,000 pieces of old scaffolding from the construction site to create a welcoming gate, banner, and stage. According to the organizers’ spokesman, this idea derives from a desire to develop a green running marathon that minimizes environmental damage while providing a fresh experience for competitors.

Created from 400 kg of recycled materials (straws, milk cartons, plastic cups/caps…) gathered and fabricated utilizing sophisticated technology by Coteccons and Plastic People, the event medals also offer a green message. Mr. Bolat Duisenov, Coteccons Chairman, personally introduced this medal model to 2,000 competitors and stated that it is a rare item in each person’s running achievement. Faslink’s shirt is comprised of recycled materials from plastic bottles and shells and is manufactured in factories that fulfill GRS worldwide recycling standards to assure 100% environmental friendliness.

Prioritizing recyclable materials and recycling outdated scaffolding is simply one of many strategies to propagate the marathon’s green lifestyle. The B&T wind farm was likewise chosen as the starting point. The path, which passes through 60 turbine towers, also educates runners about the importance of clean, sustainable energy.
These 60 towers can provide around 60% of the electricity usage for the entire Quang Binh province and save approximately 581,000 tons of CO2 each year. In addition, at sunset, over 100 solar lights from SolarBK illuminate the two sides of the running track, each of which can cut CO2 emissions equivalent to planting four more trees.

The marathon also includes the practice of “runners make it greener”, urging runners to continue running for the environment. Coteccons will plant one extra tree for each athlete for every 5 km run, which means 10,000 new trees will be planted after the event thanks to the runners. “We need to pay greater attention to climate and environmental issues since this is an asset that must be passed down to future generations,” said Mr. Bolat, Chairman of Coteccons.

Coteccons Quang Binh Marathon 2022, with the theme “Green Up,” was conducted to commemorate Coteccons’ 18th anniversary in Vietnam. Mr. Bolat compared the Company’s nearly two-decade journey to a long-distance marathon. “Like the marathon, we have tirelessly finished many famous projects, ensuring quality and progress, and contributing to the advancement of the construction industry,” Mr. Bolat added.

According to Coteccons’ leader, the business concept and operation are analogous to a marathon of moving far and being persistent. The Company hopes to construct the future through the race by creating sustainable, hundred-year-valued buildings that are helpful to life. “The last message I want to send is to keep the runner’s spirit, like a bullet aiming for the finish line with efforts from the tiniest things,” stated Mr. Bolat.


Construction workers are a priority in the sustainability strategy. According to data from the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids, and Social Affairs, the country has about 7 million construction workers, accounting for 13.5% of the workforce aged 15 and over. Especially, in the construction industry, construction workers are the important people contributing to the creation of iconic projects and works. With the direction of sustainable development, besides taking care of people in difficult circumstances and responding to climate change and community issues, Coteccons realizes that its own employees, construction workers, are also a sector that has received little attention in society. Therefore, Coteccons has decided to launch the “Xay Tet—Construct Tet” program in order to bring a warmer and better Tet to 12,000 construction workers who are working for subcontractors and suppliers at Coteccons’s construction sites. The program will visit nearly 60 construction sites across the country starting on January 4, 2023. Coteccons understands that each construction worker has made great efforts to build solid, safe works and always ensure the progress. That is the reason that accelerates Coteccons to give them and their family gifts, to join hands to build a fuller Tet for all! Besides gift sets for 12,000 workers, the program also organizes meaningful activities such as cutting hair at the construction site, taking souvenir photos, giving free rides back to their hometowns, etc. All these activities are intended to bring short relaxation time to workers during the busy days of running progress on the construction

With a history of 18 years of establishment and development to become a leading construction company in Vietnam, the work force always plays a pivotal role and is a top concern in the partnership strategy and building environment. Coteccons’ site of work Vietnam’s construction sector is characterized by its reliance on workforces, commonly known as “construction workers.” This force is in charge of the majority of the construction work on projects, which is a skilled and physically demanding job. Hardworking construction workers, on the other hand, are intrinsically less concerned with working conditions. Understanding this, Coteccons is constantly working to enhance the working environment in order to provide a secure income, improve skills, and treat construction workers fairly, respectfully, and compassionately. Mr. Pham Quan Luc, Deputy CEO of Coteccons, shared: “For the workforce, their first concern is the payment policy, together with other benefits in the working process and environment. At Coteccons, we always prioritize them, even in difficult times, because we know they are the first to suffer when the market is volatile. During this Lunar New Year, the entire industry is experiencing cash flow difficulties due to the influence of the real estate market, but Coteccons will continue to prioritize payment so that workers and employees can work with peace of mind to have a warm and prosperous Tet after the pandemic’s two-year impact.” Vietnam’s manufacturing industry is rapidly rising alongside the admission of large FDI giants. This is an opportunity for the construction industry, but it

Nearly 150 employees of Coteccons – Unicons participated in the annual blood donation activity held on the morning of November 23, 2022.   Every drop of blood donated is a hope that is lit for emergency patients. With this spirit, the blood donation program is organized by Coteccons – Unicons Trade Union in collaboration with Binh Thanh District Union and Center for Donation. Ho Chi Minh City’s blood donation took place at Hall G, Coteccons office on November 23, 2022.   This is an annual activity held at Coteccons to show the spirit of solidarity and action for the community of the Coteccons people. After only 4 days, the program has received nearly 150 applications for blood donation from employees. The Humanitarian Blood Donation Program is organized by Coteccons – Unicons Trade Union in collaboration with Binh Thanh District Federation and Ho Chi Minh City Humanitarian Blood Donation Center.   The organization is well-prepared, meticulous, and considerate. Each volunteer who donates blood will do the following steps: obtain a code; assess blood pressure; draw blood; drink sugar tea or have breakfast; and receive a certificate with a gift prepared by the Blood Donation Center. The collected blood units will be transported to the National Institute of Hematology—Blood Transfusion for preservation before being distributed to hospitals and research institutes in the vicinity in order to save people and create medical products. Blood products are used in medicine. Blood donation is well-prepared according to the process of Ho Chi Minh City

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