Several days ago, through the selection of China Association of Construction Enterprise Management, Hambantota Port Development Phase I Project in Sri Lanka won “2013-2014 National High-quality Engineering Award”; and Tang Qiaoliang – CHEC Vice President won the title of “2013-2014 National High-quality Engineering Award Advanced Individual”.
Hambantota Port Development Phase I Project, located in Hambantota, southeastern part of Sri Lanka, is the first China-Sri Lanka intergovernmental framework project CHEC undertook. The contract price of the project is about USD 360 million and the construction period is 39 months, from January 15, 2008 to December 31, 2011. The successful construction of the project does not only create direct economic benefit, but also drives the domestic export worth of over USD 200 million. Around the port, the industrial parks and export processing areas will be built to attract such enterprises as cement factories, fertilizer factories and sugar factories, which makes a substantial contribution to the economic reconstruction of Sri Lanka after the civil war. In Sri Lanka which has enjoyed the titled of “Oriental Crossroad” since ancient times, Hambantota Port is only 10 sea miles from the busiest eastern and western route in the world. After the project was put into use, it will help to really realize the significance of the important national strategy of “Maritime Silk Road”.
“National High-quality Engineering Award” is a heavy weight in China’s construction field. The winning of this award is not only a full affirmation of the project quality and technological level of the project winning this award, but also shows the construction strength of CHEC, which has a positive significance to consolidate the advantageous position of CHEC in the industry and enhance the enterprise brand image.