Monthly Archives: October 2016

Maga Engineering excels at National Green Reporting System Awards

Construction giant Maga Engineering (Pvt) Ltd emerged as the winner of the prestigious Sri Lanka National Green Reporting System Awards for the year 2015. Organized by the Mahaweli Development and Environment Ministry in association with the Central Environmental Authority, the awards ceremony was held at BMICH on 18 of October in conjunction with 5th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum. The event was graced by the President Mr. Maithripala Sirisena as the Chief Guest.

 More than 100 entries from various manufacturing and service industries were evaluated for these awards by an experienced panel of industry experts. The National Green Reporting System comprises 50 indicators including 24 environment indicators, 20 social indicators and six economic indicators on which companies are required to report. The reporting system provides five tiers under which an organization can report their performance. Maga Engineering reported under the highest grade – Tier 05, which requires all 50 indicators to be reported, verified & externally assured by an independent 3rd party auditor.

The award is testimony to Maga’s drive to measure its economic, environmental and social performance and enhance its positive impacts through the value chain. It demonstrates the company’s vision to create sustainable infrastructure whilst attempting to limit its ecological footprint.

On the receipt of the award, the Chairman & Managing Director of Maga Engineering Mr M.G. Kularatne said “We are extremely happy to be recognized as the top green reporter in the country by the highest authority. Working in an industry that inherently alters the natural environment and depletes resources, this recognition also brings with it an even greater responsibility to continue our commitment to sustainable development”.

An ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 certified company, Maga Engineering is the market leader in the construction sector in Sri Lanka. The company has the distinction of being the only Platinum rated construction company in the nation’s Corporate Accountability Index.

Maga Engineering Commences Water Supply Projects to the Value of 8 Billion

Maga Engineering, Sri Lanka’s leading construction company, announced that it has commenced work on two key water supply projects: Towns East of Colombo District Water Supply Project (Package 2) and Galagedera-Mawathagama Water Supply Project.

Spearheaded by the National Water Supply and Drainage Board to fulfil the Government’s objective of providing purified sustainable drinking water, both projects aim to provide pipe borne water supply to an estimated population of 400,000 in the eastern part of the Colombo District and Galagedara, Paragahadeniya and Mawathagama areas of Kurunegala and Kandy Districts.

Constructed at a value of 4.8 billion rupees and funded by the Bank of Ceylon, Towns East of Colombo District Water Supply Project comprises the construction of a 18,000m3 capacity ground reservoir, supply and laying of 1,000 mm diameter DI transmission line of 8 km and HDPE line of 7 km from Iridapola Junction to Meepe. The project will be completed and handed over in August 2018.

Galagedera-Mawathagama Water Supply Project comprises the construction of a 1000m3 capacity elevated tower, 450m3 capacity ground reservoir and supply and laying of 250mm diameter DI & HDPE transmission line of 27 km, along with 113 km long distribution system. Constructed at a value of Rs. 3.2 billion and funded by the DFCC Bank PLC, the project will be completed and handed over in September 2018.

Commenting on the project, Maga Engineering Director Mega Kularatne said, “We are committed to complete these projects on schedule and bring uninterrupted supply of high quality drinking water to the residents of these areas and support Government’s vision to provide access to 100% safe water by 2025 and 60% pipe born water supply by 2020. We are proud to partner the National Water Supply and Drainage Board in this endeavour.”

The foundation laying ceremony of the Galagedera-Mawathagama was recently held in Galagedera under the patronage of Minister of Urban Development, Water Supply and Drainage Rauff Hakeem.