Maga Engineering excels at National Awards for Construction Excellence 2017
March 09, 2018 – Sri Lanka’s leading construction company Maga Engineering Ltd. emerged as the winner of 2 National Award for Construction Excellence and National Award for Construction Performance at the prestigious National Awards for Construction 2017.
Organised by the Construction Industry Development Authority (CIDA) together with the Ministry of Housing and Construction, the award ceremony was held at BMICH on 26 February. The event was graced by President Maithripala Sirisena as the Chief Guest.
Maga Engineering was awarded two National Awards for Construction Excellence under Category 1 of projects exceeding Rs. 750 million, recognising its engineering excellence in the construction of Green University for National School of Business Management (NSBM) in Pitipana, Homagama and the Extension to the Treasury Building in Colombo 1.
A landmark project by The National School of Business Management (NSBM), one of the nation’s premier degree schools, this Green University Town was constructed at a total cost of Rs. 10 billion. Opened in October 2016, the University will eventually accommodate 30,000 local and international undergraduates.
The scope of the project included constructing several buildings pertaining to Faculty of Business Management, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Information Technology, administration building, library, student centre, auditorium, student hostel staff accommodations, recreational building with swimming pool and gymnasium and other related services such as water treatment plant, playground and road network spanning over 26 acres of land.
Employed by the Ministry of Finance and Planning, Maga Engineering successfully completed a six-storey building as an extension to the Treasury building in June 2016. This new building included office areas, a vehicle parking area in its basement, an auditorium together with a roof terrace. The building was constructed while retaining the architectural features of the existing building and careful measures were taken during construction to protect the existing building. The total floor area of the building is 50,000 square feet and it was constructed at the cost of Rs. 1.4 billion.
Maga was bestowed one National Award for Construction Performance (Category 1 – value exceeding Rs. 1,000 million) for the Rehabilitation/Improvement of AB019 Jaffna-Pannai-Kayts Road (Section 1) including its performance based maintenance for five years. The project comprised the rehabilitation and improvement of Jaffna-Pannai-Kayts Road of a total length of 10 km, including nearly 4.5 km long causeway section through the lagoon. The main objective of the project was to widen the existing narrow road, one lane with average carriageway width of 3.5m, to two lanes with total carriageway width of 9.6m.
Commenting on the awards, the Maga Engineering Chairman and Managing Director M.G. Kularatne said: “We are very pleased to be recognised again as the leading constructor in the country in delivering large-scale projects, whilst taking forward our focus on promoting sustainable development. These awards are also encouragement for our project teams as well as the entire workforce to keep striving for continuous improvement. I take this opportunity to offer our gratitude to our clientele, consultants, project financiers, suppliers and all stakeholders who have contributed to the success of these projects. The construction sector being a primary indicator of the health of our economy, Sri Lankan constructors can be proud of the national contribution they have made during the last decade as evidenced by the impressive projects recognised at these awards.” The above accolades bear testimony to Maga’s integrity and commitment to deliver quality and sustainable infrastructure while setting a benchmark in the industry. The company has been recognised as one of the Top 10 Corporate Citizens of the Country in 2017, including for its pioneering work in integrating environmental concerns into its core business practices and the promotion of sustainable