The Government Agent of the Jaffna District, invited Dr. A. Anburuvel to participate the Strategic Cities Development Project Meetings to get his advice as expert on transportation. It was planned to conduct number of discussions from March 2017. It has been decided to study the Jaffna integrated multi model transport system to identify and stream line to the traffic and transport management towards future development in city area. It is targeted to establish the development plan throughout till 2050. It is an excellent initiative by the Government Agent of the Jaffna District to integrate the experts’ advices for the long term future plan. The faculty is happy to help in all means on helping to develop the strategic cities development plan for the sustainable solutions for problems in the cities, around this region, with long term focus. This will help to move forward with sustainable development of the country at large scale.
The Stakeholder consultation on vertical building complex related to the 2017 budget proposal was held on 14th and 21st of March 2017 at the Chief Minister’s secretariat in Kaithadi, Jaffna. The discussion was to build a vertical building complex for commercial and recreational purpose. Eng. M. Vignarajah participated both meetings on the above title. During the meeting it was emphasized that a city development plan for the next 25 years, considering space management, traﬃc planning, utility managements, waste management etc. Also it was discussed that without demolishing the existing buildings, it is advisable to refurbish with modern architecture which manifest the local landscape. It was a golden opportunity for the Faculty to provide the technical advice for the better development.
Mr. D.S. Sampath attended short course on Open-Source GIS and Applications – QGIS (6 Day Training program) from 6th March – 11th March 2017 at PGIS, University of Peradeniya. This was fully residential program and it covered mainly QGIS and other open source GIS packages. Workshop organized by Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya.