UltraTech Cement Lanka joins CIDA to enhance skills

Sep 15, 2016 – Cement Lanka entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Construction Industry Development Authority (CIDA) the apex government regulatory body.

In line with CIDA’s objective, to maintain standards for the construction industry, UltraTech Cement has initiated this program as an extension of their mission to deliver superior value to customers.

The first set of training sessions will be conducted in the Western Province, namely, in Colombo, Kalutara and Gampaha districts.

The MoU was executed at the CIDA Head Office at Colombo 07, officiated by Kiran Redkar, Chief Executive Officer of UltraTech Cement Lanka (P) Ltd and Dr. T A G Gunasekera, Chairman of CIDA in the presence of Director General of CIDA, H.K. Balachandran, Ananda Silva, AGM and General Manger (Marketing & Technical), UltraTech Cement, Sandeep Holey.

Kiran Redkar, CEO of UltraTech Cement Lanka, commented on the occasion of signing of the MoU, “UltraTech Cement Lanka is committed to promoting good construction practices and we believe this joint partnership with CIDA will enhance masonry skills in the industry.

UltraTech cement is part of Aditya Birla group, a 41 billion USD multinational conglomerate with global leadership position in many of its business from a diverse portfolio and knowledge sharing along with customer support has always been an integral part of UltraTech’s offerings. Sandeep Holey, GM (Marketing & Technical) stated that UltraTech Cement’s USP of superior quality products of OPC & PPC with consistency from a single source of our own plant in India ensures a lion share in mega project segment of this import driven economy and our company’s commitment towards sustainability and value based ethical business practice, makes us, the preferred choice of various stakeholders of construction industry. CIDA and UltraTech Cement firmly believe that such initiatives will have a far-reaching impact on increasing the professionalism and technical expertise of masons.

CIDA has been working to enhance the industry standards and this project will help to further our objective to develop the local skill levels in the construction industry.



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