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Project management challenges in implementing foreign funded water supply projects in Sri Lanka

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dc.contributor.advisor Seneviratne, LDIP Weerarathna, N 2015-07-09T06:49:09Z 2015-07-09T06:49:09Z 2015-07-09
dc.description.abstract National Water Supply & Drainage Board (NWSDB) is the principal authority providing safe drinking water and facilitating the provision of sanitation to the nation. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the NWSDB to ensure that the projects undertaken be completed within the prescribed period of time and budget to the prescribed quality in order to assure quality water and an uninterrupted availability of water supply. Most water supply contracts do not meet set cost or time targets as a result of improper assessment of project management challenges in construction. The majority of time and cost overruns are attributable to either unforeseen or foreseen project management challenges for when uncertainties were not properly accommodated. The Sri Lankan practice is to complete the projects even with time and cost overruns and keep moving onto the next project without a proper lessons learnt. However, the project management challenges still prevail in the industry as lessons learned as tacit knowledge. Identification of the project management challenges was done through a comprehensive literature review and a questionnaire was developed to assess the frequency of occurrence and the severity of the effect of each challenge. Relative importance of the challenges were identified analysing the collected data. The key project management challenges in implementing foreign funded water supply projects are related to human resources and the issue should be addressed as a developing nation. National policies shall be introduced, modified, altered and diversified towards building skilled human resources, which is the demand of the future world. Additionally, findings will provide an opportunity to both the NWSDB and the contractors to forecast possible critical scenarios and identify common pitfalls so as to eliminate the avoidable and highlight them to the management to avoid recurrences of such phenomena. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Water, project management, project management challenges en_US
dc.title Project management challenges in implementing foreign funded water supply projects in Sri Lanka en_US
dc.type Thesis-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Architecture en_US MSc. en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Building Economics en_US 2014
dc.identifier.accno 107266 en_US

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