With exclusive sponsorship from Tokyo Cement Group the Chamber of Construction Industry Sri Lanka conducted a seminar on “For Construction in Sri Lanka – What Next?”

The event was held on the 5th November 2019 at the Galadari Hotel from 1.30 p.m. onwards.

Participation was by invitation and many professionals and those associated with the industry attended.

Amongst the interesting topics discussed were the national physical development plan for the nest 30 years (upon which the development trajectory of the country would take place) presented by Dr Jagath Munasinghe, the Director of the National Physical Planning Department and also concurrently the Chairman of the Urban Development Authority.

This was followed by another interesting topic on the Feasibility Study done for the Suburban Railway Development around and away from the city of Colombo. This would include the Electrification of Suburban Railway Network and laying triple tracks to the rail line towards the south and the rail towards Kandy and Puttalam upto a distance of the citirs Suburban Region.

The next topic that was presented and discussed was on the light rail transit through the city towards Malabe.
All of above topics were not only vivid in their presentations but were also very informative.

Thereafter the Director General Architect H Balachandra of the Construction Industry Development Authority and Engineer CEO Nissanka Wijeratne, the Secretary General made and educative presentation on the National Policy on Construction and the role of the CIDA and its Act and Regulations.

After a short sponsors break the seminar continued with a presentation on the new trends in construction by Mr Jinwoo Kim attached to R&D centre of Hyundai Engineering and Construction Co., who was flown over from Korea.

A Sri Lankan who presently is a Lecturer at Curtin University Australia Dr Chamila Ramanayake introduced the audience to a growing requirement in the industry which was on BIM applications in design, procurement and construction which is a growing requirement in the industry.

The seminar which was totally hosted by Tokyo Cement Group had many positive reviews by the participants.
New innovative products in cement based construction materials were presented to the audience by Tokyo Cement Group. The Seminar which was totally hosted by them had many positive reviews by participants.

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