Lafarge Mahaweli Cement is on schedule with its ‘Savi Piyasa’ housing programme and has now partnered with nine leading brands in the construction sector and two commercial banks to add value to its technical assistance scheme for individual home builders.
Under its ‘Building better cities’ initiative Lafarge is targetting housing programmes that are accessible to everyone and infrastructures that stand the test of time and protect the environment, as well as bridges, roads and airports that connect cities and their inhabitants.
In Sri Lanka, the company already provided architectural assistance to 220 families located in the Western and Northern Province, according to a report by the Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). Lafarge has now entered into partnerships with several leading brands, enabling them to receive special discounts on a large variety of building materials such as steel, paints, glass, PVC pipes, etc.
Addressing a special event that brought together its collaborators at Cinnamon Lakeside, Lafarge Mahaweli Cement Managing Director Anurag Kak said: “We started this programme an year ago and we have been getting a lot of positive feedback. A package integrating architectural assistance, special discounts and financial facility has not been offered in Sri Lanka before, so I am confident that the individual home builders in the country will find interest in this turnkey solution.”
Habitat for Humanity, an NGO, which constructs housing in various parts of the island has also partnered with Lafarge to provide affordable housing to their members. Seylan Bank and Hatton National Bank are the two financial institutions involved in the project.