- Aim to boost growth, development in Sri Lanka
Ceywater Consultants Ltd., has recently entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Surbana Jurong Ltd., to drive growth and development in Sri Lanka through sustainable infrastructure development and management solutions.
Surbana Jurong, one of the largest Asia-based urban, industrial and infrastructure consulting firms, will collaborate with Ceywater Consultants, a dominant water and waste water works consultancy company in Sri Lanka, to provide consultancy and design services across transport, water and environment, ports and coastal sectors.
Surbana Jurong South Asia and Middle East Chief Operating Officer Dr Uma Maheswaran said: “Our partnership with Ceywater Consultants will allow us to provide our clients with a full suite of water and waste works consultancy and design services across infrastructure projects and management solutions. Leveraging both of our expertise, we can augment our contribution towards the development and growth of Sri Lanka.”
Ceywater Consultants CEO Niroshan Gunaratne said: “This significant strategic partnership is a great milestone for Ceywater Consultants and will enable the two companies to instil a massive global presence and create opportunities to form a strong alliance for consultancy assignments of infrastructure projects in Sri Lanka and the region by initiating collaborative projects and human resource exchange programs.”
The MOU will capitalise on the recent Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement which aims to strengthen economic ties between the two countries and increase access to each other’s markets across professional, environmental, construction, tourism and travel-related services.
The MOU was signed by Surbana Jurong Country Manager (Sri Lanka) Ajith Wanniarachchi and Niroshan Gunaratne.
Collaborating with Surbana Jurong, who has played an instrumental role in the development of Singapore’s urban, industrial and infrastructure landscape for more than five decades, this partnership will provide enhanced solutions to support nation-building across Sri Lanka.
Surbana Jurong is one of the largest Asia-based urban, industrial and infrastructure consulting firms. Leveraging technology and creativity, SJ provides one-stop consultancy solutions across the entire value chain of the urbanisation, industrialisation and infrastructure domains.
Headquartered in Singapore, the SJ Group has a global workforce of 13,500 employees in more than 120 offices across over 40 countries in Asia, Australia, UK, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas, and an annual turnover of around S$ 1.5 billion. SJ has a track record of over 50 years, and has built more than a million homes in Singapore, crafted master plans for more than 30 countries and developed over 50 industrial parks globally.
SJ’s motto ‘Building Cities, Shaping Lives’ reflects its belief that development is more than just steel and concrete. SJ creates spaces and designs infrastructure where people live, work and play, shaping cities into homes with sustainable jobs where communities and businesses can flourish.
Established in 1983, Ceywater Consultants has grown to become the dominant water and waste water works consultancy company in the region, a position achieved through effective delivery of landmark projects such as the Colombo Water Supply Master Plan Update and the JBIC funded Towns North of Colombo project.
Operating from headquarters in Colombo, Sri Lanka, the company has partnered on a number of projects across the island spanning water infrastructure, roads and bridges, storm water drainage, sewerage, rural and urban development projects of over $ 1.5 billion in value.