Punjab Industrial Estates Development and Management Company (PIEDMC) has engaged NESPAK to carry out a master plan and detailed design of Bahawalpur Industrial Estate. The scope of work includes the preparation of 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 and financial plan, environmental impact assessment study and preparation of tender documents.
The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has extended the project for supervision of water treatment and water supply from Hali, Yubah, Qanuna, and Laith Dams to Shuaibah for two years. The revised completion date of the project has been fixed as December 31, 2018. The extension of other project i.e. supervision of water treatment and water supply from Khulais and Rabigh Dams to Jeddah has been approved by the concerned Ministry for one year. Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) Jeddah project that expired in March 2017 has been further renewed for five years under sub-contract agreement with M/s Ala Azmi Abdulhadi & Khalifa Abdullah Al-Hawas Consultancy Engineering Company (AHCEC).
On the basis of successful completion of past two similar nature projects accomplished by NESPAK, WASA Lahore has recently awarded to NESPAK the project for construction supervision of installation of water filtration plants (arsenic and biological contamination removal). The scope of work includes resident supervision of 105 numbers water filtration plants in Lahore. The project duration is eight months.
WASA Multan and NESPAK personnel gave a project briefing to Mr. Haroon Sultan Bukhari, Minister for Housing Urban Development & Public Health Engineering Department (HUD&PHED), Government of the Punjab, on January 22, 2017 in Multan. At the meeting, present issues/problems of water supply, sewerage and drainage network of the Multan city were discussed.
The minister was informed that NESPAK in coordination with WASA, Multan has successfully completed the assessment of existing utility services under the project titled master planning of water supply, sewerage, and drainage system of WASA Multan. Multan has become one of the cities for which all the existing WASA services have been mapped including its water supply, sewerage and drainage systems. All the due submissions have been made successfully.
Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) Multan Development Authority (MDA) has hired NESPAK for carrying out detailed engineering design and construction supervision for augmentation/improvement of disposal stations under Multan phase-I. The project comprises two phases i.e. design phase and construction supervision phase. The scope of design phase includes preparation of an inception report and detailed engineering design of disposal stations and allied components including force mains and sullage carriers.
Mr. Tariq Altaf, Vice President Water Resources Division NESPAK and Mr. Muhammad Shafiq, Superintending Engineer Irrigation Circle Swat, signed an agreement of the project titled Feasibility study for improvement/construction of Irrigation canals and channels, on February 15, 2017. The proposed feasibility would help identify how to recoup the efficiency of the existing irrigation canals and also bring additional area/land under irrigation through potentially feasible new irrigation channels in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. This would lead to the improvement of the socio-economic conditions of the local inhabitants. Mr. Abdul Monaf has been nominated as the project manager.
The construction work of Phase-I comprising a new bus/truck stand, a vegetable/fruit market square and a police station at Zhob started in March 2017. The project also includes infrastructural development, bus/truck arrival sheds and departure terminals. The Phase-I is spread over an area of 17 acres, located 5km away from Zhob City. The master plan also has a provision for a fire brigade station, a petrol pump, a service station, hotels, cold storage and taxi stands spread over a 100 acres piece of land. The project will be completed by March 2019. Mr. Hatim Ismail Nek, General Manager Architecture & Planning Division Karachi, is the project manager.
The Environmental & Public Health Engineering Division of NESPAK was awarded the following four projects of Initial Environmental Examination (IEE): Construction of Atlas Honda Vocational Training Institute, Construction of Delivery Control Centre (Dcc-3) Atlas Autos, Engine Plant Extension at Atlas Honda Limited and Atlas Autos Limited Extension, Sheikhupura. The project duration is two months for each project.
The scope of work includes reconnaissance survey, detailed site visit, identification of environmental sensitive receptors, establishment of environmental and social baseline, identification/anticipation and characterisation of impacts and formulation of Environmental Management & Monitoring Plan (EMP).
The Environmental & Public Health Engineering Division of NESPAK conducted an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) building in Islamabad. A public hearing for the project was held on January 18, 2017 at the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) office, Islamabad. Mr. Kashif Bashir, Principal Engineer, presented the project brief to the general public.
A meeting was held under the chairmanship of Mr. Rizwan Memon, Chief Secretary Sindh, on January 5, 2017 to discuss and resolve the issue regarding outstanding receivables of NESPAK against different departments of the Sindh Government.
Mr. Muhammad Farooq, General Manager NESPAK Karachi Office, along with Mr. Rehan Zamin, Principal Engineer, attended the meeting and apprised the Chief Secretary of the outstanding dues for consultancy services provided to various departments.
The Chief Secretary, after discussions with the concerned secretaries assured NESPAK that the receivables will be released in installments to ease the pressure of disbursements on departments.
The safety of employees is one of the top priorities of NESPAK Management. For this purpose a fire drill was held at NESPAK House, Lahore as part of efforts to improve safety preparedness on February 3, 2017. It was also aimed at testing and ensuring proper working of the firefighting and alarm system. A real time emergency situation was enacted during the drill. Soon after the activation of the alarm, all the NESPAK employees left the building as per the evacuation plan. A demonstration of extinguishing fire was held in front of the NESPAK House.
Civil departments including Rescue-1122 and local fire brigade teams also took part in the demonstration and guided the NESPAK staff on how to leave a dangerous place during an emergency. NESPAK Health and Safety team, which overlooks these aspects for the ongoing projects, played a key role in undertaking this exercise