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Polytechnic students hold innovations in construction sector symposium

News   Chapter Banda   November 6, 2018
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The final year students in the faculty of Built Environment at the Polytechnic have organized a symposium pegged on 9th November, 2018. The aim of this program is to advance usage and exploitation of science and innovation in the country’s construction sector.

The symposium which will be held at Bingu International Convention Centre in Lilongwe under a theme, ‘Technology Innovation and Sustainability in the Built Environment,’ will bring together key stakeholders in the construction industry including representatives from government, corporate sector and the academia. 

Speaking in an interview, the Chairperson for the event’s organizing committee, Zikomo Tukula, said the symposium will provide a platform where students will display their skills and knowledge while interacting with experts in various built environment fields.

He said: “The symposium will provide a platform where we get to discuss matters concerning the built environment industry and try to carve a suitable path for our various professions related to it. The aspect of science and innovation in the industry will greatly be emphasized.”

Tukula added that the attendees will have an opportunity to appreciate intellectual prowess of built environment students and promised they will also be challenged and inspired by various researches related to the industry which the students will present.

Further, he said the students will present an update on the progress of a K54 million maternity wing they are to build at Ndirande Health Clinic. 

The symposium will be attended by physical planners, students, land economists, quantity surveyors, government and regulatory authorities among others with a fee of K50,000 per delegate and K20,000 for students.

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