(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) –INSEE Cement entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the State Ministry of Home Affairs today, to enhance knowledge of modern engineering techniques and best practices of 25 District Engineers belonging to the Engineering Division of the State Ministry over a period of one year.
The MoU was signed between INSEE and the State Ministry in the presence of Hon. Minister Chamal Rajapaksa, Minister of Irrigation and State Minister of National Security & Disaster Management, and State Minister of Home Affairs. The agreement was formalized by the Secretary of the State Ministry of Home Affairs Mr. N. H. M. Chithranandha and Executive Vice President – Sales, Marketing & Innovation at INSEE Cement Mr. Jan Kunigk.
“Sharing, exchanging and improving access to industry knowledge and accumulated expertise plays a crucial role in INSEE Cement’s mandate to continuously raise the benchmark of the Sri lankan construction industry,” Jan Kunigk commented at the event. “With this approach a collaborative industry stakeholder community becomes more effective and innovative. We look forward to the successful implementation of this program, and further elevating the local industry standards and competencies and capabilities.”
“Collaborating with industry leaders such as INSEE Cement enables our Engineers to gain insight to emerging global engineering techniques and best practices,” Honourable Minister Chamal Rajapakse stated. “We are encouraged by the enthusiasm shown by INSEE Cement to promote innovation and enhance industry standards through knowledge and resource sharing programs, and trust that this will set a precedent for more public-private industry collaborations in Sri Lanka.”
Under this agreement, full day training sessions are scheduled to be carried out in one location twice a month, with modules tailored to focus on procurement and contract administration, foundations in weak soils (pilling work), water and waste water management systems in high-rises buildings, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Airconditioning) systems, fire protection and detection systems, basics of HV (High Voltage) and LV (Low Voltage) distribution, solid waste management, and the construction and maintenance of rural roads.
INSEE Cement or Siam City Cement (Lanka) Limited, is a member of the Siam City Cement Public Company Limited (SCCC), the leading cement manufacturer in Southeast Asia, founded in 1969 in Thailand. The Company, manufactures the cement brands – Sanstha, Mahaweli Marine, Mahaweli Marine Plus, INSEE Rapid Flow, INSEE Rapid Flow Plus and INSEE Extra cement. INSEE Cement is the first certified ‘Green Cement’ in Sri Lanka with the Green Labelling certification awarded by the Green Building Council. The company is the only fully integrated cement manufacturer in Sri Lanka and is ranked among LMD’s Most Respected Entities.