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Geocycle signs vital MoU with Department of Local Governments for the North Western Province

Thursday, 10 December 2015 16:24

Geocycle, a subsidiary of Holcim (Lanka) Ltd, a member of LafargeHolcim recently signed a vital memorandum of understanding with the Department of Local Government for the North Western Province (NWP) to dispose of all non-biodegradable waste in the area.

The MoU which was entered into by Chief Minister North Western Province Hon. Dharmasiri Dassanayake, Commissioner, Local Government – NWP, Mr. Buwaneka Herath, General Manager – Geocycle, Mr. Randeewa Malalasooriya and Strategy & Business Development Manager – Geocycle, Mr. Sajith Edirisooriya, sees the collaboration of 33 local councils in the province.

Geocycle has through this MoU pledged to dispose of all submitted non-biodegradable waste, such as polythene and plastic through green-friendly processes in order to alleviate the current stress on the environment.

“This pilot project which first saw its beginnings in 2014, has proved to be increasingly successful.

Geocycle aims to better livelihoods and protect the environment! This will be a long lasting project that will almost immediately alleviate stress on and better the lives of the incumbents of the North Western Province”, commented Randeewa Malalasooriya, General Manager, Geocycle.

During his speech at the official signing of the MoU Hon. Dharmasiri Dassanayake, Chief Minister, North Western Province, said "Holcim Lanka is a prominent business provider in the nation and is a key industry leader, particularly in the province.

They have always been integral to community projects and sustainable initiatives such as this and we thank them for their support”.

This first project will be a cornerstone for Holcim’s strategic plan, seeing the erection of four [04] new collection centres in the North Western Province as in the long-run to provide a sustainable solution for the entire North Western Province making it completely pollutant free.

This is to be the first of many similar projects that will also be established in the districts of Gampaha, Kalutara, Anuradhapura and Puttalam.

About Holcim (Lanka) Ltd

Holcim (Lanka) Ltd, a member of the LafargeHolcim group is the local subsidiary to the global construction company, currently operating worldwide.

Aiming to be a respected corporate citizen, the company focuses on Economic, Social and Environmental performance along the triple bottom line of sustainable development.

Having established the brand in Sri Lanka, Holcim (Lanka) Ltd today provides a range of cement products while also providing materials for major construction projects in the country alongside the provision of technical expertise through the Holcim Innovation and Application Centre, which allows customers to tailor the mix of cement most suitable for them.

The company currently operates island wide with an established network of distributors, united under the vision of ‘building the foundations for the future of Sri Lanka’.

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Mr. Randeewa Malalasooriya, General Manager, Geocycle with Mr. Buwaneka Herath, Commissioner, Local Governments - NWP at the official signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with Hon. Dharmasiri Dassanayake. Chief Minister - NWP.

Last modified on Thursday, 10 December 2015 16:43