Dr. Tahir M. Hayat, Vice President/Head, Geotechnical & Geo-Environmental Engineering Division (GT&GE Division) NESPAK, called on Lt. Gen. Nazir Ahmad Butt, HI (Military) Commander 11 Corps Pakistan Army, on February 24, 2017 at Peshawar.
Matters pertaining to infrastructure development projects in FATA were focused during the meeting wherein Commander 11 Corps applauded the technical services dispensed by NESPAK for successful completion of Quick Impact Projects and UAE-Pakistan Assistance Program under high security risk environment. He also commended NESPAK role in the execution of current rehabilitation and reconstruction projects being undertaken in FATA.
Dr. Tahir, while acknowledging the opportunity given to NESPAK to serve as a strategic partner, assured him of all-embracing support required to achieve this goal of national importance.
NESPAK enlightened media persons through a presentation about its financial status at NESPAK House, Lahore on March 1, 2017. Through this presentation it was notified that Rs. 8.1 billion as fee secured through various engineering consultancy related jobs in Pakistan and abroad till the year expenses of Rs. 6.3 billion, it earned a profit of Rs. 1.8 billion during the year. The dividends stood at Rs. 100 million while NESPAK deposited taxes worth Rs. 452 million. It was told in the presentation that NESPAK is a multi-disciplinary International Consultancy Organisation with its Headquarter in Lahore, established by the Government of Pakistan in 1973 as a Private Limited Company. NESPAK is the largest Consulting Firm in Pakistan and one of the largest firms in the region with over 5,000 employee across Pakistan and abroad. NESPAK generates its own income through open competitive bidding across Pakistan and abroad. So far, NESPAK has undertaken a total of 3,722 projects. Among them 3,358 are completed projects and 364 are ongoing jobs in Pakistan and abroad. The ongoing projects include 323 local and 41 overseas projects.
While talking to journalists, Mr. Amjad A. Khan, Managing Director NESPAK, gave an insight into the working, progress and future endeavors of NESPAK. He said that NESPAK has recently got registered in the Units Kingdom and Dubai. The Company is further gearing up its operations in Qatar with full zeal focusing on 2022 FIFA World Cup while it has already won dam projects in Jordan and Nigeria. In Dubai, NESPAK has got the license and going to undertake municipality projects. It is also planning to capture new business opportunities in Sri Lanka.
NESPAK has recently been awarded a project titled Delineating Negative & Positive Mining Areas for Installation of Cement Plants in the Salt Range by Punjab Mineral Company (Pvt.) Limited. The project duration is four months ending July 2017.
The project scope includes the identification of negative and positive areas with respect to the installation of new cement plants in view of water resources availability, environmental pollution, infrastructure congestion due to transportation and socio-economic conditions of the project area. NESPAK as per Client's requirement is to sub-contract part of the assignment related to the cement sector to some well renowned International Consultant. The project area falls in Salt Range and Trans Indus Range comprising District Jhelum, Chakwal, Khushab and Mianwali over an area of about 800 sq.km.
NESPAK has recently signed an agreement with Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) Lahore for the project titled Provision of Clean Drinking Water, Sewerage System, P.C.C of Streets and Allied Facilities in various areas of Lahore. The project is likely to complete in June 2018.
The scope of work includes the review of WASA proposals/preliminary engineering design works and construction supervision for replacement of defective and outlived water supply, sewerage system and provision of P.C.C of streets in congested areas of Lahore. The project area comprises Ravi Road, Islampura, Sheranwala Gate, Fazal Park, Allama Iqbal Town, Canal Park, Shimla Pahari, Chohan Colony, Singh Pura, Sabzazar, Shahdra, Ganj Bazaar, Gulistan Colony and adjoining areas Lahore.
In compliance with the project specific requirement, a technical workshop was conducted for Technical Assistance for Dam Safety Assurance and Training of Dam and Reservoir Department and River Basin Development Authority staff in Nigeria from March 06-14, 2017. Mr. Abdus Salam, General Manager Geotechnical & Geo-Environmental Engineering (GT&GE) Division, Mr. Javed Munir, General Manager Water Resources (WR) Division, Mr. M. Moeen, Principal Engineer GT&GE Division, Mr. Rizwan Maqsood, Principal Engineer WR Division and Mr. Rizwan Hussain, Advisor GT&GE Division delivered technical lectures regarding the dam safety aspects.These lectures are the part of training given to Engineers and Technical resource personnel of various agencies dealing with the dam safety and operation in Nigeria.
The Addendum No. 8 to the Contract for Consultants Services (CCS) between the Irrigation Department, Government of Punjab and Punjab Irrigated Agricultural Investment Program (PIAIP) Consultants (a joint venture of NESPAK, ABB and DMC), for remaining works was signed on March 09, 2017. The PIAIP has been declared technically sound and worth implementation by the Asian Development Bank. Now, PIAIP Consultants are providing consultancy services for the feasibility study of Water Resources Development in Cholistan.
Meanwhile, the gross cost of CCS has been raised from Rs. 549.83 million to Rs. 1199.06 million for the additional services for Development of Water Storage Reservoirs in Cholistan through flood water diversion from Panjnad Barrage and rain water harvesting in Greater Cholistan & reclaiming agriculture land affected due to water logging in Bahawalpur zone and detailed design of Irrigation Development in Greater Cholistan, adjacent to Tail area of Abbasia Canal.
In this regard, a meeting was held by the PIAIP management on March 22, 2017. Regional Director Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR), Water harvesting expert, Former ADB Employee and Project Director PMU, also graced the occasion. PIAIP experts in the field of agriculture, livestock, social, agro-forestry and water resources also took part in the proceedings.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Economic Zones Development & Management Company (KPEZDMC) has engaged NESPAK to carry out master plan, detailed engineering design and construction supervision of infrastructure development of Economic Zones at Jalozai, Nowshera. The project comprises two phases i.e. design phase and construction supervision phase. The scope of work for design phase includes preparation of a master plan, ground water study, sub-soil/geotechnical investigations, topographic survey, detailed engineering design of infrastructure (roads, water supply, sewerage, drainage, and electrification etc.), business, financial plan and environmental impact assessment study.