Wednesday, 2 October 2013 00:00
Maga Engineering Ltd. won the coveted Excellence in Engineering award for 2013 too from the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL), for its achievements in the sphere of Infrastructure Construction. Maga received the award, which is the highest recognition for excellence in the construction sector in Sri Lanka, during the IESL Engineering Excellence Awards Ceremony held recently in Colombo.
Maga has won a record of 57 National Construction awards within a span of 20 years, as well as the National Business Excellence Award in the Construction and Engineering sector from the National Chamber of Commerce for the past five consecutive years. The company continued to play a leading role in the infrastructure development in Sri Lanka in 2012/13, executing work on 12 building projects with a total floor area of over 2,900,000 sq. ft., five water supply schemes serving over 310,000 residents and road networks spanning over 643 km, several bridges and a flyover.
“During the year, the company has completed several landmark infrastructure projects such as the A-9 road, Jaffna Teaching Hospital, Kalladi Bridge, A-35 road, Northern Road Connectivity Project, Point Pedro Water Supply Project, Greater Kandy Water Supply Project, Hambantota Port Administrative Complex and ‘Sethsiripaya Stage II’. In doing so, the company has also created employment and supported the livelihood of over 2,100 persons from the local communities of former war-torn areas,” commented Maga Engineering Chairman M.G. Kularatne.
The company’s substantial growth in the water supply sector, was evidenced by Maga being recognised as the Best Contractor in the Water Supply Sector by the NWS & DB, on the way to becoming a key stakeholder in the national goal of providing safe, pipe-borne drinking water to the entire population by 2025. Maga also heightened its focus on large-scale community development projects, including a LKR 100 million contribution to the ‘Api Wenuwen Api’ housing project of the Ministry of Defence for the differently-abled war heroes.
In late 2012, the company carried out landmark environmental educational programs in the Eastern province in collaboration with the Central Environmental Authority. Its pioneering focus on sustainable buildings has manifested through two landmark high-rise building projects viz the 32-storey Fairway Sky Gardens and the 45-storey Clear Point Residencies, which will become the tallest green building in the world. Maga Engineering has the distinction of being the only Platinum rated construction company in the Corporate Accountability Index of Sri Lanka.