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)
Specialists from SMEC’s Water Resources team will deliver technical presentations at the 2023 Floodplain Management Australia National Conference in Sydney. The annual event has been hosted by the FMA for over 50 years, and is the most esteemed flood risk management forum of its kind in Australia.
The SMEC RITES JV has been overseeing the management and implementation of the Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor (HORC) project since early 2022, with foundation stone laid in October 2022 by Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
SMEC has been engaged by DT Global, through the Australian Government-funded Economic and Social Infrastructure Program (ESIP), to undertake a feasibility study for the rehabilitation of the Pauanda Hydropower Project in Papua New Guinea.
SMEC’s bridge structures specialists are presenting technical papers at the 2023 Australian Small Bridges Conference, Australasia’s largest bridge exhibition, held on the Gold Coast, Australia. The Conference will feature a comprehensive exhibition, providing attendees the opportunity to view and discuss innovative products and services now available from bridge contractors, designers and suppliers.