Colombo Port City wins Global Best Project Award | Sunday Observer

Colombo Port City wins Global Best Project Award

27 September, 2020

The Colombo Port City was presented the title Global Best Project by international engineering and construction.

The Port City was evaluated against a diverse mix of projects from around the world, and takes a prominent place on the list of 30 winning projects featured from 21 countries in six continents.

Other categories that were evaluated included Residential/Hospitality, Road/Highway, Power/Industrial. This is the first time that a Sri Lankan project has been awarded and recognised at the highest level in the field of engineering and construction in recent years.

Global Best Projects identifies and honours the project teams behind outstanding design and construction efforts of the past year, standing apart with the distinct rule that at least one firm involved in the project must be working outside its home country. Adhering to the condition that construction had to be completed between January 2019 and April 2020, the submission for the award was made by China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd. (CHEC Ltd.) and was awarded to Colombo Port City Development Project Phase 1.

With Engineering News-Record (ENR) being one of the most prominent news networks in the United States of America, judging the contest was a panel of globally renowned judges.

The evaluation categories included safety performance, innovations, challenges and design and construction quality - with a special emphasis on the diversity of global project teams and their collaboration. The judges also considered how the project benefits the local community and or the domestic construction industry.