CHEC Port City Colombo was awarded the ISO 9001:2015 certification for the Quality Management System (QMS), adopted by the project company.
The certification given by internationally recognised testing entity, TÜV SÜD PSB, who has 40 years of expertise in helping organisations achieve business excellence, covers the Project Management, Administration and Supervision aspects of the project.
Michael Chiam, Director – Capital Operation and Deputy CFO of Port City Colombo who spearheaded the certification process commended the efforts of the implementation team for their hard work in preparing the certification audit as well as implementing the quality management system.
“After going through the ISO certification audit over the last week of November 2018, we have now been officially conferred with ISO 9001:2015 certification. Many thanks for the hard work and perseverance of everyone, particularly the leadership given by our Managing Director, Mr Jiang, in achieving this standard.”
Chiam added that whilst looking forward to applying the QMS which they had implemented to every future aspect of the project, the implementation process had been a learning experience for everyone.
“Each individual department has setup, reviewed, revised and/or standardized their respective operational processes and procedures in order to self-review and self-detect issues that may come up. This is done with a view towards continuously improving themselves.”
The Deputy CFO says that the system of continual improvement encourages a higher degree of leadership commitment and a significantly greater staff engagement as they seek better ways to achievework objectives. “This means we as the project management company, have committed to provide a higher level of management, administration and supervision of the Colombo Port City overall.”
Managing Director of Port City, Jiang Houliang said that achieving the ISO quality certification at the initial stages of the project is a further testament to the international standards that would be applied in the construction and maintenance of Port City.
“Our commitment towards quality management is proof of the high standards we apply to every aspect of our operations. This certification is an important signal to every one of our associates, suppliers and future developers, that we are committed towards achieving the highest levels of compliance and standardization for the benefit of all. We will continue to uphold uncompromising quality at all levels of our operations.”
The certifying company TÜV SÜD PSB, headquartered in Singapore, was the first certification body in Asia to introduce ISO 9000 as a basis of quality system certification and currently holds accreditations in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
Port City Colombo is a brand new city development built as an extension of the existing Colombo CBD with an initial investment of US$1.4 billion and an expected US$ 15 billion overall investment when completed. Spanning 269 hectares, it is a sea reclamation project joined to the current central business district. Port City Colombo is made up of 5 different precincts which is the Financial District, Central Park Living, Island Living, The Marina and the International Island.
When completed, Port City Colombo is estimated to have some 5.75 million square metres of build up space, boasting some of the best in design in terms of Grade A offices, Medical Facilities, Educational Facilities, Integrated Resort, Marina, Retail Destinations, Hotels and various Lifestyle Developments. Using the latest sustainable city design and smart city concepts, Port City Colombo will be the hub of South Asia.
CHEC Port City Colombo (Pvt) Ltd through China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) is part of China Communications Construction Company Limited (CCCC). Incorporated in 2006, CCCC is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and currently employs over 110,000 employees, with presence in 135 countries and regions. CCCC is the world leader in port design and construction, road and bridge design and construction, dredging, container crane and heavy machinery manufacturing. In addition, CCCC is also vastly experienced in building construction and is a major real estate investor and developer.
For the financial year ending December 2017, CCCC recorded a revenue of US$ 79.4 billion with total assets of US$ 183 billion. CCCC was ranked 91st among Fortune 500 companies in 2018 and ranked 3rd on ENR Top International Contractor in 2018. Among the illustrious accomplishments, CCCC is proud that we designed 5 out of 10 of the world’s largest container terminals and cross-sea bridges.
CCCC has been actively involved with the development of Sri Lanka since 1998, executing massive construction projects, such as the Southern Highway, Outer Circular Highway, Hambantota Port, Mattala International Airport, Colombo South Container Terminal and many other major infrastructure projects.