Dubai Municipality has declared to use environment-friendly cement from 1st April onwards. The new law instructs all the landlords and contractors to use green cement for the construction of new buildings in UAE. According to Dubai Municipality director, Hussein Lootah, the new policy of Dubai government will protect the environment and reduce gas emissions. Using green cement will be a pre-requisite for granting construction permission in Dubai. The cement, which was developed in Germany about three years ago, exceeds the functional performance capabilities of Ordinary Portland cement by incorporating and optimizing recycled materials. Thus it reduces consumption of natural raw materials, water, and energy, resulting in a more sustainable construction material. Report says that the Municipality will make sure the construction companies would abide by the new decision. The companies which fail to follow the new decision will be fined and seized from the project.