The magnificent MKM office tower comprising (3B+G+14) Floors, is located in the heart of Doha Qatar and it is owned by MKM Real Estate INV. Company chaired by Dr. Mansoor Khalil M Al-Shawani. The project was started in August 2014 and completed in July 2019. NESPAK was engaged for construction supervision services of the Project. Mr. Abid Suleman Butt performed duties of the Project Manager and Mr. Muhammad Yousaf as a Senior MEP Engineer.
MKM Tower is an office building comprising 108 offices with total built up area of 15,474 sqm with construction cost of Rs. 2,236 million. Building features include firefighting and fire alarm systems, CCTV system, handicap parking with complete parking management system, three high speed Toshiba elevators and three basements with parking space for 70 cars.
The Embassy of Pakistan in Qatar had awarded the contract for providing consultancy services for planning, designing and acquiring approval from various authorities to NESPAK for its embassy building in May, 2012. The assignment was completed in March 2014. The construction works commenced on November 20, 2017 and completed in September 2019 under the supervision of NESPAK. NESPAK supervision team comprised Mr. Abid Suleman Butt, Project Coordinator, Mr. Thomas, Resident Engineer and Mr. Muhammad Yousaf, Senior MEP Engineer.
New Pakistan Embassy Complex Project costing Rs. 1,066 million has a covered area of 6072 sqm. It was constructed on a plot area of 8148 sqm, which comprised an embassy building, ambassador's residence, utility building and ancillary buildings.
The Water and Agriculture Division (W&A) of NESPAK has been awarded project design, construction supervision and implementation support of the ADB-funded Balochistan Water Resources Development Sector Project (BWRDSP) through national competitive bidding. The duration of the project is five years. Mr. Javed Munir, GM/Head W&A Division signed the consultancy contract for BWRDSP with Irrigation Department, Government of Balochistan on July 24, 2019.
The consultants will prepare feasibility studies, detailed engineering design, bidding documents of irrigation schemes/ Sri Toi dam along with construction supervision. The consultants will also provide support to the PMO and PIO to design, manage and implement the project to fulfill the overall requirements for the project. The project will support the implementation of the integrated water resources management policy of the Government of Balochistan. The policy provides a comprehensive framework for the province to address the issues of water management and development in the context of basin approach, with water harvesting and groundwater recharging as an integral part of watershed management.
NESPAK has entered into an agreement with the Embassy of the People's Republic of China on July 26, 2019 for providing engineering consultancy services. NESPAK's scope of work includes assisting the Client in getting approvals from the Capital Development Authority (CDA) for consideration of residential apartments costing around US$ 3.4 million. Mr. Salman Shahid, Chief Engineer Islamabad office, has been designated as Project Manager.
Sardar Muhammad Asif Nakai, Provincial Minister for Communication and Works, visited the ongoing ADP projects in Rawalpindi Division and Road Research and Material Testing Laboratory for checking the quality of works. Mr. Saeed Ullah Jan, Resident Engineer, briefed the Minister about the progress and methodology of the work. The visiting team checked the cores of asphaltic wearing course at different locations. All the tests were found satisfactory and the progress was also made according to work schedule.
Apropos the news item published in Newsreport April-June 2019 Volume 45 Number 2 titled “NESPAK wins Workers Welfare Fund (WWF) Islamabad Building Project”, it is clarified that the logo of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) was inadvertently used for Workers' Welfare Fund. The error is regretted.
Mr. Javed Munir, General Manager/ Head, Water & Agriculture Division signed an amendment (No. 5) to the Consultancy Services Agreement (CSA) on August 20, 2019. The proposed Jalalpur Irrigation Project will enhance agricultural production by providing irrigation supplies to 174,000 acres of barren land. Under the project, a new irrigation system will be designed to irrigate areas of Tehsil Pind Dadan Khan of District Jhelum and Tehsil Khushab of District Khushab on right bank of River Jhelum. The scope of the services includes detailed design of Irrigation and drainage network, updating Land Acquisition & Resettlement Plan (LARP) and EIA studies, preparation of tender documents, tender award assistance, PC-I and construction drawings. The construction of the project works is expected to commence by December 2019.
The RLNG based 1,263 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant (CCPP) Power Plant is located near Trimmu Barrage Jhang at Haveli Bahadur Shah District Jhang, Punjab. Punjab Thermal Power (Pvt.) Limited (PTPL) had signed a US $ 520 million mega contract with the China Machinery Engineering Corporation, China on Turnkey basis for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction of the project. NESPAK had been engaged as lead consultant for preparation of tender documents, design review, construction supervision, preparation & evaluation of O&M tender documents etc. of this combined cycle power plant and has been rendering consultancy service. The overall updated progress by the end of September is 80 percent.
Research and Development (R&D) activities are always a part and parcel of progressive professional organisations in the world. NESPAK being the largest engineering consultancy organisation of Pakistan has matured into a multinational company having forty six years of rich experience on diverse engineering projects. Its more than 4500 staff possesses an unparalleled expertise in the fields of engineering and other allied disciplines. However, NESPAK has to meet the latest market challenges in terms of time, cost and quality.
In cognizance of the above facts, NESPAK's management has recently established an R&D Cell at NESPAK Head Office, Lahore. The main agenda of R&D Cell is to standardise design/supervision/inspection procedures for use on NESPAK projects and to carry out collaborative research with other dynamic engineering organisations. This will go a long way in uplifting the standard of NESPAK's services for its clients along with saving time and cost. This Cell is steered by Mr. Sohail Kibria, a former Vice President of NESPAK, as its Convener and it has already started functioning effectively, with all the Divisions/Offices of NESPAK under its ambit.
A presentation about the design review findings of the K-IV project was made by the NESPAK team to the Chairman Planning and Development (P&D) along with Chief Minister Sindh, Minister for Local Govt., Chief Secretary, Project Director K-IV and Karachi Water & Sewerage Board (KWSB) officials. Major issues in project design were highlighted along with the options to address the issues. It was explained to the members that the design review study has focused only on the existing alignment of K-IV Project. Mr. Murad Ali Shah, Chief Minister Sindh urged NESPAK team to study an alternate alignment as it could be a more suitable option.
Another presentation was made by the NESPAK team of K-IV Project to the Deputy Chairman Planning and Development (P&D), Federal Secretary Finance & Planning and other officials of KWSB regarding the findings of the design review of K-IV Project. The NESPAK team was appreciated for their efforts and wide spread analysis in association with DELTARES and TUMAS. The NESPAK team that attended these meetings included Mr. Javed Munir, GM/Head W&A Division, Mr. Fazal Rehman Kashif, Project Manager K-IV, Mr. Muhammad Afzal, Deputy Project Manager and Mr. Mirza Asif Baig, Advisor.
Mr. M. Dawood Rana, General Manager/Head Highways and Transportation Engineering (H&TE) Division visited Balochistan along with Mr. Basit Sheikh, Chief Engineer/Project Manager and Mr. Amjad Saeed, Advisor H&TE Division. A meeting was held with Mr. Noor-Ul-Amin Mengal, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister & Mr. Usman Ali Khan, Commissioner, Quetta regarding future development package for Quetta. Mr. Noor-Ul-Amin Mengal appreciated the previous services of NESPAK and requested the latter to prepare a proposal for development in Quetta especially for road network, infrastructure and drainage/sewerage.
The H&TE officials also visited the Quetta Development Package Project. The site was inspected along with Client and the GM/Head instructed the concerned staff to ensure the best quality control at site and quick response to address day to day matters. A meeting was also held with site staff to motivate them in such a difficult area. The GM/Head also appreciated the services of field staff.