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The construction industry raised concerns about cost overruns, the lack of value for money for the public in the final product and general construction management related issues as ones plaguing the industry and the supply chain.

Former Director (Advisory Services) of the Institute for Construction Training and Development, Chartered Quantity Surveyor Chandana Jayalath called for the establishment of a technical commission to look into macro economic considerations in the construction industry and for a commission on what public reforms like legislation such as the Construction Industry Development Act, No. 33 of 2014, are to take place.
The Author of ‘Construction Steering along the Aphorism of Good Governance’, a book highlighting key concerns related to good governance as far as development initiatives, contracts, and projects are concerned from the standpoint of the public, pointed out that the industry also had to deal with corruption and the lack of transparency and accountability in public procurement.
(R LJ)