16 January 2019
Civil and Structural Engineering Consultants Pvt. Ltd. (CSEC) pays a courtesy visit to Minister of State for National Planning and Infrastructure, His Excellency Honorable Ali Shifaz.
A high delegation of CSEC visits Maldives, including Prof. Priyan Mendis, Honorary Chair of CSEC, a world renowned Structural Engineer who has been a consultant for many prestigious and landmark projects across the globe including Burj Kalifa, the world’s tallest building. The team was also accompanied by the Managing Director of the company, Eng. Shiromal Fernando, who is one of the leading structural engineers in Sri Lanka, who has been the Principal Structural Engineer for many high-rise buildings including the tallest building in Sri Lanka, along with CSEC Director Bathiya Waduge.
CSEC is a state of the art consultancy firm comprising of some of the most prominent Structural Engineers in the industry and academia. CSEC is currently engaged in some of the key landmark projects in Sri Lanka (such as the iconic Lotus Tower) and overseas.
CSEC has extended their reach to Maldives by undertaking projects like Vakkaru Luxury Resort and Nasandhura. Signalling intention of long term association with the Maldives, they have formed a strategic partnership with one of the most dynamic local firms, 960 Consultants, a subsidiary of 960 Holdings.
The meeting was held to introduce CSEC to the Minister of State for National Planning and Infrastructure His Excellency Honorable Shifaz Ali to discuss potential opportunities for engineering students in Maldives and CSECs plans to contribute to infrastructural development in Maldives through effective and close collaboration with the government and the engineering industry. CSEC and 960 Consultants expressed interest in providing backing to developing lab facilities in the Maldives and engaging in research and development of sustainable green building projects, which will encourage environment friendly alternatives. The Ministry of National Planning and Infrastructure highlighted their interest in getting assistance in developing the building codes.
Speaking at the meeting, 960 Consultants Director, Mr. Mohamed Latheef said, “CSEC, a state of the art engineering firm, with experience in several high profile innovative projects under its belt, is an excellent partner who can offer insight and guidance in the rapid infrastructural growth phase Maldives is currently in”.
960 Consultants is committed to introducing world-class companies to Maldives. CSECs introduction to Ministry of National and infrastructure is an important milestone as it will enable unique and safe building codes with environmental safety alternatives.