Mr. Javed Munir, General Manager/Head Water & Agriculture (W&A) Division and Mr. Khalid Mahmood, Chief Engineer, Project Manager, IESCO Projects delivered a presentation at Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) on Power Distribution Management System, developed by IT Section of W&A Division. The presentation was requested by FESCO to evaluate the possibilities of implementing the same in managing power distribution in FESCO.
NESPAK is providing consultancy services for feasibility study/preparation of Comprehensive Flood Management Plan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). The study duration is 18 months and it was awarded to NESPAK in February 2018. NESPAK services include cross sectional surveys, procurement of satellite images, development of hydraulic models, sediments sampling, flow measurement and geotechnical investigations across major streams in KPK.
A meeting was held on September 11, 2018 in the Committee Room of the Irrigation Department, Peshawar under the joint chairmanship of Mr. Zahid Abbas, Chief Engineer (South) and Mr. Syed Mujahid Saeed, Chief Engineer (North) Irrigation Department, KPK. The main purpose of the meeting was to get stakeholders' feedback on the review report prepared by NESPAK. The meeting was attended
by Mr. Javed Munir, General Manager/Head Water & Agriculture Division, Mr. Khalid Mahmood, Chief Engineer/Head Hydrology, Modeling and Sediment section, Mr. Yasir Abbas, Principal Engineer/Deputy Project Manager and Mr. Waqas Hussain, Senior Engineer Hydrology.
The Irrigation Department Government of the Punjab has awarded the feasibility study of dams on Kaha, Chachar, Vidore and Mithawan Hill torrents in DG Khan and Rajanpur districts to a joint venture of NESPAK and ACE in association with TRS. The project was commenced on July 21, 2017 and it would be completed in 12 months.
The main objective of the study is to protect canal systems (Kachhi Canal and D.G. Khan Canal and its Irrigation System), human life and infrastructures of the area by managing the flood flows through the construction of dams, utilisation of the flood water in the Pachad areas for upgrading agricultural production of the area and boosting up the living standard of the local communities accordingly.
The project deliverables include inception, feasibility, environmental and social/ resettlement reports and PC-I. To date, the inception report for four dams has been submitted, feasibility reports for Chahcar and Vidore dams and PC-I proformas for Chachar dam and Vidore dam worth Rs. 9,511 million and Rs. 14,734 million respectively, have been completed.
Environmental and social/resettlement reports for Chachar and Vidore dams have also been submitted. The feasibility of Mithawan dam is in progress. Meanwhile, a request for extension in time up to December 2018 has been submitted to Client and approval is awaited.
Work on detailed engineering design for the project titled “Punjab Intermediate Cities Improvement Investment Program (PICIIP)” is in full swing. NESPAK has completed topographic survey and prepared an inception report including design basis, data validation reports of priority projects which have also been submitted to the Client for approval. Detailed engineering design and PC-1 of Sahiwal Parks has been presented to Director General (DG) Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) Sahiwal on September 17, 2018 and subsequently been approved by the Client. The PC-1 of Sialkot Parks and Solid Waste Management Equipment has also been prepared and submitted to the Client for approval while the detailed engineering design and PC-1 of Sahiwal bus terminal is in progress.
Construction Management Division has been providing consultancy services to Punjab Irrigation Department for the Projects under “Annual Development Program (ADP) through a time based contract agreement since September 2009, to be completed in September 2019.
The Client has recently awarded an additional component titled “Improvement of Irrigation Water Supply at tail reaches of Irrigation Channels/Minors in selected areas of Punjab” under the ongoing consultancy contract. The Project involves Concrete Lining of 175 distributaries/ minors scattered throughout Punjab Province at a total cost of Rs. 6,000 million.
The Addendum No. 3 to the Consultancy Contract was signed on September 19, 2018 by Mr. Kashif Shamim, Deputy Secretary Development, Punjab Irrigation Department and Syed Imran Waheed Vice President/ Head Construction Management (CM) Division NESPAK.
NESPAK has been providing consultancy services for the detailed design of ADB funded Jalalpur Irrigation Project since March 2016. Captain (retd.) Saif Anjum, Commissioner Rawalpindi Division along with Deputy Commissioner Jhelum, Assistant Commissioner PD Khan and Project Director, visited the Jalalpur Irrigation Project on August 20, 2018. A NESPAK team briefed the guests about the project activities. The progress of land acquisition process and related issues were discussed in detail.
The Commissioner appreciated NESPAK progress and assured the project team of his full support to complete the land acquisition for the project.
A briefing was given to the Manager SCARP-VI; General Staff Officer-1 (GSO-1), Col. Abid Dastagir on Greater Cholistan Project and Mitigation of Water Logging under R&U of Scarp-VI in District Rahim Yar Khan by NESPAK officials. Mr. Fazal Rehman Kashif, Project Manager also received mementos/ souvenirs, from GSO-1 on the occasion.