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New Headquarters for Sri Lanka Customs

  • 2. New Headquarters for Sri Lanka Customs

In the last 3 years, large-scale infrastructure projects, urban development and rural infrastructure development have come to the forefront of national development goals. In mid-2012, we completed the construction of the new Headquarters for the Sri Lanka Customs, a large-scale building project whose main civil works was completed at a value of LKR 4 Billion. As the main contractor for this project, Maga Engineering played the lead role in bringing this project to life with the guidance of its client, the Sri Lanka Customs. We were partnered by the State Engineering Corporation of Sri Lanka (SEC), who provided the state-of the-art design as consultants for the project.

With the nation’s economic growth being fueled by our imports and exports sector bringing in new opportunities to our industries and the society at large, Sri Lanka Customs, plays a major role in ensuring the smooth flow in the transfer of goods and predominantly ensures the integrity of such transfers. The building achieves a position of national importance as it has allowed a vital government institution to bring together all its administrative divisions and human resources base, previously scattered across the city, in to one central location within its 430,000sqft floor area spanning 13 floors. This has further strengthened their daily operations allowing them to function more efficiently. The project location’s proximity to the primary functional base of its operations, the Colombo port, has allowed Sri Lanka Customs to gain vital savings in operational cost.

Aside from space for its administrative functions, the building also includes a state-of-the-art auditorium, a restaurant, a museum and car parking facilities. Managed through a modern Building Management System (BMS), the building also contains state-of-the-art aluminum façade which underlines its presence as a modern architectural landmark in the city. The construction was carried out at a time of relative depression in the building sector. The project allowed several specialized constructors in the fields of Building Façade, Building Management System (BMS) and Mechanical & Electrical services to significantly develop their capacity in their respective fields.

Maga Recognized as Best Contractor in the Water Supply Sector

  • 1. Maga Recognized as Best Contractor in the Water Supply Sector

Maga Engineering was adjudged the Best Contractor in the Water Supply Sector of Sri Lanka by the National Water Supply & Drainage Board (NWSDB), in recognition of its outstanding performance in major water supply projects during the last 3 years. The award was announced during the awards ceremony held in conjunction with 2013 World Water Day Celebrations of 2013 on 20 March 2013 at the BMICH patronized by the President, His Excellency Mahinda Rajapakse. The award is the highest level of recognition for excellence and execution in construction of water supply projects in Sri Lanka.

“Water is the essence of life. The World Water Day 2013 is held at a time when the world is grappling with the ever-growing demands of its inhabitants and there is increasing focus on sustainable use of its resources and built environment. As declared by United Nations, the year 2013 is the ‘International Year of Water Co-operation’ to raise awareness on increased cooperation and the challenges facing water management. We express our sincere appreciation of the National Water Supply & Drainage Board and Ministry of Water Supply & Drainage of Sri Lanka for their continuous support and guidance extended to us in the construction of major water supply schemes. At a resurgent time in Sri Lanka’s history, we are excited to be an active partner in enabling Sri Lanka’s 2020 vision of providing 60% piped water coverage across Sri Lanka.  We wish that World Water Day 2013 Celebrations will be successful in reinforcing the message of equitable provision and preservation of water across the globe.” commented M.G. Kularatne, Chairman of Maga Engineering.

During the last 5 years, Maga has played a prominent role in the water supply sector of the country. This has notably included the National Construction Award‐winning Greater Kandy Water Supply Project (Stage II), a landmark project in the Sri Lankan construction sector, as one of the largest water supply schemes executed by a Sri Lankan construction firm.