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Sabaragamuwa Chamber bestowed an award by the CACCI - 2012

The Sabaragamuwa Chamber of Commerce and Industry bestowed an award at fifth Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) Local Chamber Awards. Its competitors were chambers from Philippine and Iran. The award was given during the 26th CACCI Conference held on 05th October 2012 in Katmandu, Nepal.

In a statement, chamber president Dharshaka Rupasinghe said the chamber achievement is an achievement of the country and the business community particularly in Sabaragamuwa Province.

The Sabaragamuwa Chamber wad able to grab the award in the Big Chamber Category, where a total of eight nominations from four Asian countries have been forwarded to vie under the big chamber category and five under the small. The four nominees competing under the Big Chamber Category included Sabaragamuwa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Metro Naga Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Parañaque City from Philippines and Isfahan Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines from Iran. The local chamber awards, which CACCI first presented in 2004, aims to recognize local chambers for their outstanding achievement in promoting the industrial, commercial and social welfare of their respective communities.

It is also intended to help promote CACCI awareness among members of local chambers in the region. Nominated Chambers were evaluated based on the set of criteria that are Outstanding Services to Members, Outstanding Services to community and country and participation in CACCI activities and Projects.

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