On the morning of November 21, 2019, Vice President Hong Jun met at the 702 meeting with a delegation of 8 people from the Sri Lanka "Vision Action" China Exchange and Cooperation Delegation. Vice President Xiang Hongjun first expressed his sincere welcome to the delegation on behalf of the college and introduced the basic situation and characteristics of the college. Later, members of the Sri Lanka delegation introduced the construction of Sri Lanka and the project composition of the ICC Group, and expressed their gratitude to the schools and colleges. During the exchange process, the two sides conducted in-depth discussions on possible future cooperation areas and expressed their willingness to work together to seek more cooperation opportunities, enhance the level of cooperation, deepen the connotation of cooperation, and strive to achieve in personnel training, joint research, engineering projects, etc. Substantive results. After the discussion, the delegation visited the Wind Tunnel Laboratory of the Civil Engineering Institute.

Sri Lanka is an important node of the “Belt and Road Initiative” initiative. The Civil Engineering Institute will continue to play its professional characteristics and actively respond to the national “One Belt, One Road” call to deliver more professional skills and talents for the development of related fields.

Sri Lanka’s “Vision Action” delegation includes Senarathna, General Manager of the Road and Bridge Department of the International Construction Group (ICC), Wijesinghe, Deputy General Manager, Kamburapola, Senior Project Manager, Ranaweera Arachchige, Project Manager, Ranathunga, Contract Manager, Subasinghe, Construction Manager, and the Office of the President of Sri Lanka. Member of the cooperative working group (ICC Group's cooperation consultant with China) Xiao Wei and Jiang Jiajun. Chen Lihong, Dean of the Design Institute, Chen An, Department of Construction Engineering, Daoguan, Guo Guoqing, and International Cooperation and Exchange Department, Heng Fei, attended the meeting.

Background information:

"Sri Lanka VISION ACTION" is a collaboration between the Sri Lankan Presidential Office and the Emperor's Federation of Ceylon and a well-known Sri Lankan company and university to promote Sri Lanka and the world's cutting-edge technology. Institutions in the field carry out multi-dimensional and cross-disciplinary cooperation to break the bottleneck of Sri Lanka's economic development and realize the actions of national rejuvenation.

The ICC Group is a core member of the EFC and one of the initiators of the Sri Lanka Vision Action. Based on this goal, ICC Group was commissioned by the Sri Lankan Vision Action Initiative to send representatives to Beijing, China from November 18th to 24th, 2019, hoping to learn and communicate with relevant Chinese units in urban planning and construction engineering. At the same time, ICC Group hopes to participate in the “One Belt and One Road” flagship project in Sri Lanka through the visit to join the outstanding units in China in related fields: “Colombo Port City” and “Hanbatota Special Economic Zone”.