Leading Maldives construction icon to helm IFAWPCA

Former MACI president and prominent figure in Maldives construction industry Mohamed Ali Janaah is set to helm the International Federation of Asian and Western Pacific Contractors (IFAWPCA) as its newest president.

The announcement was made during a vibrant event on Monday night at Hotel Jen organized by Maldives Association of Construction Industry (MACI) to honor the presence of IFAWPCA's current president Datuk Matthew Tee.

In his addressing, Matthew Tee had confirmed Janaah is set to take the helm of the international construction association during its 44th convention at Malaysia later in 2018.

"The designation would be officially handed over to him [Janaah] at the 44th IFAWPCA convention in 2018, and we hope Maldives would set a delegate this time as well," Matthew Tee said during his speech.

Janah who has been the president of MACI for several years is currently the vice president of IFAWPCA. While he is also the chairman of Hotel and Resort Construction (HRC) that handles several resort and hospitality outlet projects.

At Monday night's ceremony Janaah praised the incumbent president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom's administration for bringing massive developmental projects to Maldives.

IFAWPCA was founded in 1956 after the end of the Second World War. In the beginning the association had eight membership countries but it had since increased to 19 membership nations and includes countries like India, China and Singapore.