Hon Minister’s Message

I am pleased to express my appreciation and extend my best wishes for the revamping of the Web Site of the Department of Government Factory to meet modern day requirements. The government Factory, which commenced as the Mechanical Workshop of the Public Works Development during British times completes 168 years of long service in the mechanical engineering products and service sector.

The factory is a pioneer in the fabrication and installation of irrigation gates and other water management accessories. It has played a major role in almost all recently completed irrigation projects of national importance. With the advent of modern technology, the conversion from conventional paper based Government activities to electronic media is becoming the new trend. Following the establishment of National Procurement Commission, the implementation of Electronic Government Procurement has now commenced in this country. Therefore, I deeply appreciate the valuable effort made by the Director General, and the Staff of the Department of Government Factory to revamp its web site in the context of modern day needs.