Sri Lanka’s building and construction sector is booming. The sector consumes large amounts of metals such as steel, iron, aluminium and copper, and is therefore highly dependent on the metal industry. The metal industry in Sri Lanka faces increasing pressure on energy, material and water resources as they are becoming scarcer and thus more expensive. One of the key challenges that the industry faces are high costs of production due to increasing prices of the above resources. This often results in a lack of competitiveness in the regional and international market.
In order to overcome this challenge, the METABUILD project promotes the adoption of Resource Efficient Cleaner Production measures in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) operating in Sri Lanka’s building and construction sector.