ASEAN Constructors Federation (ACF) was established on 30th May 1985
with its inaugural meeting held in Jakarta, Indonesia. The late Mr H. E.
Kowara (Indonesia) was unanimously elected Chairman of ACF with Mr B.
Pramadio as Secretary-General. The following were founding members of
The purpose and objectives of ACF are: a) To provide a forum for dialogue
among the construction contractors in the ASEAN region through which to
evolve a collective and more effective role for the construction
industry in the economic development of the ASEAN region; b) to foster closer co-operation
among the construction contractors in the ASEAN region and thereby
promote joint ventures and joint operations for enhancement of their
construction contracting capabilities through complementation and/or
supplementation; c) to promote mutual consultation
among construction contractors in the ASEAN region and thereby
encourage exchange of information and know-how for improvement of
construction technology and management, upgrading of construction labour
skills and standards, and ultimately, advancement of the construction
industry in the ASEAN region; and d) to unify efforts
of the construction contractors in the ASEAN region in promoting export
of construction services to countries outside of the ASEAN region, and
to pool resources, if necessary or desirable, to attain the goal.