SMEC South Africa is an active member of the Singapore chamber of commerce and the visit highlighted opportunities to build relationships with delegates across the regional business network. Attended by key members of the SMEC Pretoria team and sister company Soillab, the event enabled staff to learn about Singaporean stakeholders operating in South Africa.
Mr Mantaha and Mr Wei were welcomed to the SMEC office with an introduction to the team and presented with an overview of SMEC operations in South Africa. The highlight of the event was introducing our guests to the Virtual Reality room where they had a chance to experience two SMEC projects using the VR headset. The Montrose Interchange, (N4 National Route) is currently in construction and was developed completely in 3D.
Reflecting on the evening André van der Walt said,
“We’re honoured to have had the opportunity to host Mr Mantaha and members of the Singaporean High Commission. The Singapore chamber of commerce has established strong bonds to South Africa, so we were delighted to showcase some of our projects and build stronger ties with the team.”
Main image: Pictured (L-R): Mr Lem Han Wei (Second Secretary); Mr Zainal Arif Mantaha (Singapore’s High Commissioner to South Africa); Logashri Sewnarain (SMEC CEO for South Africa); and André van der Walt (General Manager, Energy and Resources and Regional Manager for Gauteng North)
On 25 March 2023, Chief Minister of Assam, Mr Himanta Biswa Sarma and Singapore’s High Commissioner to India, Mr Simon Wong, jointly inaugurated the first SMEC office in Guwahati.
It was an excellent evening at The Eveleigh in Sydney on Thursday, 23 March, where industry professionals came together to celebrate the best in the business at the Consult Australia Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner.
This month SMEC mobilised a multi-disciplinary team to commence supervision of the rehabilitation and upgrading of buildings, runway and ancillary services of Shinyanga regional airport in northern Tanzania. The airport runway is predominantly gravel and grass measuring 2 km long and 30 m wide.
Together with the Shahid Afridi Foundation, we were motivated to enhance and improve the quality of life for the residence of Lora Miana, Mulagori. The newly built filtration plant will encourage the community to adopt healthy habits, provide safe drinking water, and protect the more vulnerable from the risks of water-related hazards.