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GSMB to monitor construction work of Financial City

The GSMB Chairman said that measures will be taken to remove the rock stones and ensure the construction takes place in line with the agreement between the parties concerned without damaging the environment. (Colombo Gazette)Report by Indika Sri Aravinda Dissanayake said this has threatened marine life and the movements of ships to the Colombo port which is close to the project site. He said that the suspension of the project for several months after it began, had resulted in massive rock stones placed around the project site being washed into the sea. The Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB) is to monitor construction work on the Financial City (formerly known as port city) at Galle Face.GSMB Chairman Kithsiri Dissanayake said that an official will be appointed to ensure the construction of the Financial City dos not harm the environment. read more

eBusiness and the Motor Industry explained

Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) e-Business solutions under discussion at the seminar include; Covisint, the world’s largest B2B internet exchange www.covisint.com ; ENX, the global automotive network exchange www.smmt.co.uk/enx ; EDI the electronic data interchange and the role of ASPs, the Application Service Providers. The Department of Trade and Industry will explain more about the Developing Horizons programme for second and third tier suppliers. 4. The UK motor industry employs 750,000 people directly in the design and manufacture of vehicles. Automotive manufacturing is the single biggest manufacturing sector in the UK, delivering some 5.5 per cent of the annual Gross Domestic Product. It is now possible to design a vehicle entirely on computer, without an engineer using a pencil to draw it or a clay model to style it. The factory can then source the components needed to build it using the Internet, and the retailer could sell it on-line without ever meeting the customer. But how does this help the UK motor industry?Making use of the technology to improve your business, rather than using technology for its own sake is the focus of the first ever SMMT / DTI e-Business seminar in Coventry on 13 February 2001.From component design through to whole vehicle manufacturing and supply, there are e-Business solutions available now which could offer benefits, but which of these will help and which merely add cost?‘e-Business in the Motor Industry’ at the Coventry University Technology Centre will explore the key developments in each area by questioning the relevance of each for the motor industry, providing the opportunity for manufacturers and component suppliers to debate the issues in an open forum.‘The greatest opportunity to cut costs, improve productivity and reduce delivery times for the motor industry lies beneath our fingertips,’ said Christopher Macgowan, SMMT’s Chief Executive. ‘The challenge for the whole industry is to get to grips with the potential opportunities offered by new technology, and then find the right partner to make it work within each business’. Notes to Editors ‘e-Business and the Motor Industry’ is presented by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and the Department of Trade and Industry. Details of the seminar programme can be found (on this website) read more