Mr. Khurram Dastgir Khan, Federal Minister for Energy, visited NESPAK House, Lahore on May 30, 2022 to have an overview of NESPAK. Dr. Tahir Masood, Managing Director NESPAK, welcomed the Minister and gave him a detailed corporate presentation highlighting the objectives of the creation of NESPAK, its scope of services and achievements. During the presentation, the MD NESPAK told the Minister that NESPAK has achieved all the initial objectives of its creation and now it is working on the future reform process. In order to substantiate his claim, he cited an example that currently, NESPAK has been the lead firm for provision of engineering consultancy services for mega projects such as Bhasha and Mohmand Dams while foreign firms from the US, Turkey and Switzerland are working in the joint venture. Besides, NESPAK proved its indigenous capability by completing the Orange Line Metro Train Project in Lahore. MD also informed the Minister that NESPAK has been ranked by ENR among the top 20 non-US firms providing services in the field of engineering. On the occasion, the Minister expressed his interest in the solar energy projects and told the meeting that the Government is planning a number of projects in the solar energy sector in the coming days. The MD also briefed the Minister that NESPAK has been providing its services in risk prone areas like Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the solar, irrigation, roads, dams and energy sectors. The Minister showed keen interest in the presentation and assured the MD NESPAK that his Ministry would help in addressing NESPAK issues like recovery of its receivables against various government departments.
Dr. Tahir Masood, Managing Director NESPAK, attended the 3rd meeting of Diamer Basha Consultant Group (DBCG) Board of Management (BOM) held at NESPAK House, Islamabad on February 12-13, 2022. The DBCG Joint Venture (JV) led by NESPAK consists of ACE (Pakistan), MMP (Pakistan), MWH/Stantec (USA), POYRY/AFRY (Switzerland) and DOLSAR (Turkey). Dr Tahir M. Hayat, Chief Executive DBCG and Mr. Jose Alvoeiro, Deputy Design Team Leader (DBCG) gave detailed briefings to the BOM members and apprised them about the latest status of the project. The final meeting of the Board of Management DBCG JV was held at WAPDA Mega Hydel Projects Complex, Islamabad on February 15, 2022 wherein WAPDA Chairman Lieutenant General Muzammil Hussain (Retd) was briefed by Mr. Michael F. Rogers, Vice President, MWH/Stantec, Chairman Board of Management DBCG JV along with other BOM Members on the current status of the Project and the challenges being faced by the Consultants. The Chairman BOM reiterated the resolve to achieve the common goal of “A Safe and Successful Diamer Basha Dam Project, Built to International Standards. The Chairman WAPDA appreciated the working of the Consultants and emphasized successful completion of the Project with the highest quality standards. The BOM also attended a seminar titled “Pakistan's Hydropower Development in Global Perspective” where Prime Minister Imran Khan, was the chief guest. A number of BOM members and DBCG experts gave presentations. These presentations were appreciated by the Prime Minister and the audience that included many ministers, senators, ambassadors and other dignitaries.
The GT&GE Division of NESPAK has been engaged by Directorate General Small Dams Irrigation Department Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Peshawar for “Updation of Feasibility Study, Detailed Engineering Design, Preparation of Tender Documents & PC-I of Tank Zam Multipurpose Dam Project, District Tank.” Mr. Sahibzada Muhammad Shabir, Director General of Small Dams, Irrigation Department Peshawar and Mr. Irfan Ul Haq, Vice President/Head GT&GE Division NESPAK, signed the consultancy services agreement on March 22, 2022. NESPAK's scope of services includes detailed engineering design of the scheme, preparation of PC-1 and tender/BIDDING DOCUMENTS & EVALUATION REPORTS. The proposed Project aims to create a water storage reservoir to store flood discharge and to irrigate about 70,000 acres of land. Power generation of 25.5 MW will be a by-product of the Project. Also, the Project will help to improve the level of groundwater table. Mr. Hamid Masood Qureshi, Principal Engineer, will be the Project Manager.
A delegation of Senior officials from M/s Stantec and M/s AFRY visited NESPAK House, Lahore on February 16, 2022. The delegation comprised Mr. Michael Francis Rogers, Chairman BOM, MWH (Stantec), Mr. Francisco Alberto Tesi, Project Coordinator, MWH (Stantec|), Mr. Knut Sierotzki, Member BOM, PÖYRY (AFRY) and Dr. Marco Conrad, Expert (Dynamic & Thermal Stresses),PÖYRY (AFRY). They were welcomed by Dr. Tahir Masood, Managing Director NESPAK and given a corporate presentation about NESPAK particularly its role in the hydropower sector. At the meeting, collaboration was discussed to jointly secure business in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and other Asian countries. Later, they took a round of NESPAK House, Lahore.
Dr. Tahir Masood, Managing Director NESPAK, undertook a five-day visit to Turkey from September 26 to 30, 2021. He was accompanied by Syed Imran Waheed, Executive Vice President NESPAK and Khalid I. Khan, Executive Director TurkPak International. During his visit, he attended several meetings including TurkPak 60th Board of Directors and ECO-CEC 36th Board of Directors meeting. Meetings were also held with the managements of M/s Tümaş, TÜSTAŞ, Mesa Project, Suiş Proje, alter, DOLSAR Engineering and Arbiogaz Çevre in Ankara as well as Istanbul. Matters of mutual interests especially business opportunities in Central Asian Republics like Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan were explored. Business exploration in Africa, especially to acquire projects in Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Ethiopia etc. in association with Turkish companies were also discussed. A 15,000 m3/day wastewater treatment plant facility designed, constructed and being operated by M/s Arbiogaz Çevre for Istanbul Airport was also visited. Mr. Hasan köseleci, Dy. General Manager Arbiogaz briefed the visitors regarding the salient features of the project, which included treatment units, physical treatment, biological treatment, sludge dewatering, solar sludge drying, disinfection technologies and ultra-filtration.
NESPAK Vice President Mr. Muhammad Arif Changezi has been elected as the new Chairman of Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners (PCATP) for the term 2021-2023 after a hotly contest elections, it was learnt here on Thursday.
Dr. Tahir Masood, Managing Director NESPAK, has congratulated Mr. Arif Changezi for winning the election and representing NESPAK as the Chairman of the august body of PCATP.
Mr. Changezi secured 1204 votes against his rival candidate Mr. Kalim Siddique who got 926 votes. Mr. Arif Changezi is also the current President of the Institute of Architects Pakistan (IAP) and this is for the first time in the history of the country that both top positions in Architecture and Planning are being held by one person. Mr. Changezi is also serving as the Vice President/Head of Architecture and Planning Division of NESPAK Karachi.
The Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners Ordinance 1983 was promulgated with a view to give recognition and protection to the profession of Architecture and Town Planning in Pakistan. The council has wide ranging powers and is authorized to perform all functions and take steps connected with or ancillary to all aspects of the two professions including laying down standards of conduct, safeguarding interests of its members, assisting the Government and National Institutions in solving National problems relating to the professions, promotion of reforms in the professions, promotion of education of these professions, reviewing and advising the Government in the matter of Architecture and Town Planning education, etc.
Mr. Muhammad Zafar, Chief Executive M/s Barqaab Engineering Consultancy Services, visited NESPAK House Lahore on November 3, 2020. He met with Dr. Tahir Masood, Managing Director NESPAK. Mr. Nadeem Ashraf, General Manager/Head Power & Mechanical Division NESPAK, was also present in the meeting. They discussed matters of mutual interest. A session was held to discuss the progress of water and power sector related ongoing projects. The scope of consultancy services for international projects in the Middle East and Africa was also discussed in detail. It was agreed that both companies will work together for future projects.
Dr. Tahir Masood, Managing Director NESPAK, called on Lieutenant General (Retired) Asim Saleem Bajwa, on October 9, 2020. The MD NESPAK briefed the Chairman CPEC Authority about NESPAK capabilities and services. The MD told the Chairman CPEC Authority that NESPAK is one of the top engineering consultancy organizations of Asia and Africa and has a pool of diverse specialists to undertake complex engineering assignments. He also briefed the Chairman on current projects being undertaken by NESPAK under CPEC umbrella.
The Chairman CPEC Authority showed keen interest in NESPAK capabilities in the field of engineering. On this occasion, MD NESPAK proposed a wider and broader role of NESPAK in CPEC projects not just limited to power and roads but also in railways and other areas of CPEC.
Major General Kamal Azfar, Director General Frontier Works Organization, along with other senior officials, visited NESPAK House Lahore on October 06, 2020. Dr. Tahir Masood, Managing Director NESPAK, welcomed the distinguished guests and introduced them to the key professionals of various technical specialties. He briefed the guests on the ongoing project activities and specialized capabilities developed within the company. Major projects wherein both FWO and NESPAK are engaged, also came under discussion for expedient headways in the national interest. The guests were given a brief tour of NESPAK House. Director General lauded the capacity grasped by NESPAK with time for providing diversified engineering services under one roof for national and international projects. While enunciating the values FWO holds for its partnership with NESPAK, he hoped taking it even further in future. The meeting was concluded by exchange of pleasantries and mementos.
Under an unprecedented development, NESPAK under the leadership of Dr. Tahir Masood, has been ranked this year on ENR Magazine Top International /Global Construction Management/Program Management Firms list, published as part of the ENR Top International/Global Contractors feature in the August 17/24 issue of ENR, a US-based ranking magazine.
The ranking has been published in the latest issue of the magazine and communicated to the NESPAK management with a congratulatory note. NESPAK has been ranked 13 among the top 20 Non-US firms in total global construction management and program management. The feature story can be found at: https://www.enr.com/articles/49907-top-250-international-contractors-struggling-with-covid-19.
NESPAK was envisioned by its founders as an organisation free from foreign dependence and capable of delivering the highest quality in the field of engineering consultancy. It was envisaged as an institution which had to lead the consultancy market of Pakistan and compete abroad with excellence. Time has proved that NESPAK has succeeded in fulfilling its objectives to a large extent owing to the unprecedented struggle offered by its professional brigade who left no stone unturned to achieve their stated aims. At present, NESPAK is not only playing a lead role in the consultancy services for the construction of two mega hydropower projects i.e., Mohmand Dam and Diamer Basha Dam Projects but also providing engineering services in seven other countries. Till todate, NESPAK has provided consultancy services in 38 countries and has proved itself as an international player in the engineering consultancy world. The professionals of NESPAK have been putting up a good show to boost the Company's performance in these testing times due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Lahore: As per Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan’s vision, NESPAK is playing an active role in the housing sector and has always been ready to serve in fulfilling the Prime Minister’s dream of eliminating housing shortage in the country. In line with the government’s policy, Pakistan Housing Authority Foundation (PHAF) has engaged NESPAK for providing engineering consultancy services for development of a Housing Scheme at Surizai Peshawar through competitive bidding, it was told by Dr. Tahir Masood, Managing Director NESPAK here on Tuesday in a press release.
Estimated cost of the project is Rs.100 billion and it spreads over an area of 8500 Kanals. NESPAK’s scope of consultancy work includes detailed surveys and investigations, feasibility study along with preparation of PC-I and PC-II, master planning, infrastructure design, detailed designing of houses, apartments, commercial and public amenities, preparation of detailed tender documents including cost estimates, BOQs and technical specifications, prequalification of constructors, preparation of construction drawings, assistance to Client in bid evaluation and top construction supervision. Mr. Salman Shahid, Chief Engineer, NESPAK Islamabad office is designated as the Project Manager.
Meanwhile, NESPAK Islamabad office has been selected by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board to provide consultancy services for Pakistan Digital City Haripur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. NESPAK’s scope of work comprises master planning, infrastructure design development and design of a building having covered area around 50,000 sqft. in Haripur having an area of around 86 Kanals. Tentative Project cost is around Rs. 406 million.
The pandemic of COVID-19 has badly affected the corporate sector like all other spheres of life across the world and institutions are adapting to the new situation post pandemic spread. In the present scenario, NESPAK Management has also taken certain measures to keep its business running while also safeguarding the health of its staff. Since the announcement of a government circular about the implementation of the lockdown on March 23, 2020, NESPAK re-arranged its operational activities. The staff members engaged on important projects were asked to carry out activities like design work from home. All the timelines regarding Deliverables of all Project Activities were being met as per Consultancy Agreements. Later on April 3, 2020, a notification was issued by the Government of the Punjab and NESPAK was included in Necessary Services. Resultantly, NESPAK was allowed to start working with limited staff strength at its offices. Meanwhile, all the directions issued by the Health Department, Government of the Punjab to contain the spread of Corona virus are being implemented at NESPAK.
The NESPAK staff members have been asked to continue work from home and also attend offices on rotation basis whose presence is necessary keeping in view the project requirements while they also undergo precautionary measures like checking of temperature at all entry points of NESPAK offices and project sites. Earlier, NESPAK also issued a COVID-19 health alert for the information of all staff and directed them to follow all the precautionary measures while performing their official duties.
A delegation from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) led by Mr. Hammad Naqi Khan, CEO WWF-Pakistan, came to NESPAK House, Lahore to hold a meeting with NESPAK professionals on January 21, 2020. From NESPAK the meeting was attended by Mr. Irfan Ul Haq, GM/Head GT&GE Division, Mr. Muhammad Zubair, GM/Head E&PHE Division, Mr. Ahmad Said, GM/Head BDD and Mr. Javed Munir, GM/Head Water and Agriculture Division. At the meeting, Mr. Ahmad Said gave a presentation to the WWF officials on NESPAK while the latter also briefed NESPAK officials about their flagship project of Recharge Pakistan aimed at storing floodwater in wetlands mainly in Punjab. The basic objective of the project was to build Pakistan's resilience to climate change through ecosystem-based adaptation of water resources.
During the meeting, WWF sought NESPAK's consultancy services for implementing this project. They said that WWF Pakistan had no other choice except NESPAK due to its vast scope of services and availability under one roof. NESPAK officials assured WWF that NESPAK was always ready to serve the country by providing its expert engineering consultancy services on development projects particularly of national importance.
Dr. Tahir Masood, Managing Director NESPAK, visited Doha, State of Qatar from January 25 to 28, 2020 for business promotion of NESPAK. During his visit, he met with potential Clients, international consultants, and sponsor of NESPAK Mr. Zayed Al-Khayarin. MD NESPAK and Mr. Kamran Yousaf, Regional Manager NESPAK Qatar, met with H.E Syed Ahsan Raza Shah, Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Qatar and congratulated the Ambassador on successful completion of New Embassy Complex Project on January 21, 2020, designed and supervised by NESPAK in the diplomatic enclave Doha, State of Qatar. H.E Ambassador lauded services provided by NESPAK and showed his interest to involve NESPAK for the facility management services for the New Embassy Complex consisting of an embassy, ambassador's residence, utility, and ancillary buildings. He showed his firm commitment towards helping NESPAK in business acquisition in the State of Qatar. In the end, MD NESPAK presented a shield to H.E Ambassador and thanked for his support to NESPAK. MD NESPAK and RM Qatar also visited recently completed New Pakistan Embassy Complex.
Rear Admiral Hamid Hussain, SI(M) Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff (Admin), Cdre. Waqar Ahmed, SI(M) Director of Works and Chief Engineer Navy along with Lt. Crd Samiullah Staff Officer to DW&CE visited NESPAK House, Lahore on March 16, 2020 and held a meeting with Dr. Tahir Masood MD NESPAK and senior officials of the company to discuss the prospects of NESPAK’s involvement in the rehabilitation of road and other critical works at the strategic assets of Pak. Navy at Ormara Naval Base.
MD NESPAK Dr. Tahir Masood gave a detailed briefing about NESPAK’s capability with the particular emphasis in the field of marine works. He explained various types of studies required to be carried out to understand the complex geological conditions at the site and the way forward.
Dr. Tahir was assisted by senior official of NESPAK including Mr. Irfan Ul Haq, GM/Head GT&GE Division, Mr. Farooq Sheikh, GM karachi, Mr. M.Ilyas, Sr. Advisor GT&GE, Mr. Sohail Kibria, Head R&D, Mr. Yawar Saeed, GM GT &GE Division and Mr. Dawood Rana, GM/Head H&TE Division.
The delegation of Pak. Navy expressed confidence in NESPAK’s professional capability and asked MD to prepare a revised detailed TOR for the work to be undertaken at Ormara.
The possibility of acquiring consultancy services from NESPAK at Gwardar and at other projects of Pak. Navy was also discussed. Rear Admiral Pak. Navy thanked MD NESPAK for his detailed presentation. In the end, the honorable delegation was given mementos by MD NESPAK.
Mr. Toshimitsu Tanaka, the official of Nippon Koei Co., Ltd. Japan, held a meeting with NESPAK officials at NESPAK House, Lahore on February 12, 2020. On behalf of NESPAK, the meeting was attended by Mr. Ahmad Said, GM/Head Business Development Division, Mr. Shaukat Qadeer, GM/Head Structural Engineering Division and Syed Muhammad Idrees Raza, Principal Engineer Structural Engineering Division. The purpose of the visit was to promote business relations with NESPAK in the field of mutual interests. Nippon Koei Co., Ltd. specializes in engineering consulting and electric power engineering. The Japanese company already has experience of working in Pakistan and wants to explore business opportunities in the country in collaboration with NESPAK. Currently, Nippon Koei is working on Dasu Hydropower project and it has established a project office.
The meeting was termed as a good opportunity to promote business relationship between NESPAK and Nippon Koei. NESPAK professionals Mr. Shaukat Qadeer and Mr. Ahmad Said gave detailed introduction of NESPAK to Mr. Tanaka who took keen interest in the working of NESPAK and assured that he would discuss collaboration with NESPAK with his management at its head office in Japan. He also assured that his company will also cooperate with NESPAK in searching business opportunities outside Pakistan in countries like South East Asia and South Asia where Nippon Koei is presently operating. Mr. Tanaka told NESPAK officials that the main focus of his company in Pakistan is hydropower sector.
Engr. Bahadur Shah, Vice Chairman/Member Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA), visited NESPAK House, Lahore on February 4, 2020. He was welcomed by Dr. Tahir Masood Managing Director NESPAK. On this occasion professionals from the Power & Mechanical (P&M) Division of NESPAK were also present. Mr. Irfanul Haq, GM/Head GT&GE Division, Mr. Ahmad Said, GM/Head BDD and Mr. Javed Munir, GM/Head Water Resources Division were also present.
MD NESPAK introduced NESPAK professionals to the NEPRA Vice Chairman and gave a corporate presentation highlighting NESPAK’s achievements in the energy sector.
On this occasion, MD NESPAK gave a briefing to the NEPRA Chairman about various ongoing projects in power sector for which NESPAK has been providing engineering consultancy services. MD NESPAK also told NEPRA VC that NESPAK has got registered in Turkey also and now it can provide engineering consultancy services in Turkey and Europe.
The Vice Chairman took keen interest in the presentation and praised NESPAK for its professional services being rendered for projects of national importance.
A NESPAK delegation led by Dr. Tahir M. Hayat, Executive Vice President GT&GE Division and comprising Mr. Kamran Imtiaz, Vice President HR Division, Mr. Muhammad Zubair, GM/Head E&PHE Division, Mr. Ahsan Anwar, GM/Head Coordination Division, Mr. Ahmad Said, GM/Head BDD and Mr. Amir Ashraf, Sr. Advisor P&M Division, visited the head office of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industy (LCCI) on January 23, 2020.
The purpose of the visit was to brief business community leadership about NESPAK’s role in the field of engineering consultancy and its achievement as well strenghthing relations with the businessmen for acquiring more business for NESPAK.
The NESPAK delegation was welcomed by Mr. Mr. Ali Hussam Asghar, Senior Vice President and Mian Zahid Jawaid Ahmad, Vice President along with other office-bearers of the LCCI. The LCCI members lauded NESPAK’s role in the mega projects of national importance. A close liaison between NESPAK and LCCI stressed during the meeting.
On this occasion, Dr. Tahir M. Hayat gave a presentation about the latest development work on the Mohmand Dam project. Later, Mr. Ahmad Said made a corporate presentation about overall working of NESPAK. The LCCI senior office-bearers took keen interest in the presentations and made a number of queries about the dam and other projects for which NESPAK has been providing engineering consultancy services.
On this occasion, LCCI Sr. VP offered to sign an MoU with NESPAK to collaborate with the latter in the fields of energy, IT, industry and other relevant sectors. He also assured NESPAK officials that LCCI will introduce NESPAK to all its members and will also take concerned NESPAK officials on board in its energy and IT export committees.
A delegation from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) led by Mr. Hammad Naqi Khan, CEO WWF-Pakistan came to NESPAK House, Lahore to hold a meeting with NESPAK professionals on January 21, 2020. From NESPAK the meeting was attended by Mr. Ahmad Said, GM/Head BDD, Mr. Muhammad Zubair, GM/Head E&PHE Division, Mr. Irfan ul Haq, GM/Head GT&GE Division and Mr. Javed Munir, GM/Head Water Resources Division.
At the meeting, Mr. Ahmad Said gave a presentation to the WWF officials on NESPAK while the latter also briefed NESPAK officials about their flagship project of Recharge Pakistan aimed at storing floodwater in wetlands mainly in Punjab. The basic objective of the project was to build Pakistan’s resilience to climate change through ecosystem-based adaptation of water resources.
During the meeting, WWF sought NESPAK’s consultancy services for implementing this project. They said that WWF Pakistan had no other choice except NESPAK due to its vast scope of services and availability under one roof. NESPAK officials assured WWF that NESPAK was always ready to serve the country by providing its expert engineering consultancy services on development projects particularly of national importance.
LAHORE: National Engineering Services Pakistan Pvt Limited (NESPAK), in collaboration with National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC), hosted an international symposium on “Polluted Insulators in Various Severe Service Conditions" at a local hotel in Lahore on December 16 and 17, 2019 which was attended by renowned international experts along with insulator and silicone coating manufactures. The conference began with the welcome address by Mr. Wajahat Saeed Rana, Deputy Managing Director, NTDC followed by the opening remarks by Dr. Tahir Masood, Managing Director NESPAK.
The main purpose of this event was to come up with solutions and strategies to cope up with the challenges faced by high voltage transmission network of Pakistan which is mostly confronted with diverse problems of severe industrial and marine pollution in south and high lightning and ice conditions in north. The event especially focused on the envisaged transmission lines for power evacuation from upcoming Bhasha Dam and other hydropower projects in the north and the preventive steps required to be taken in order to overcome the incidents of trippings arising out of severe service conditions in south.
Eminent experts and speakers from all over the world including Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, China, France, Italy, Germany, Spain and Canada read papers along with making presentations and afterwards took part in the interactive session and shared their knowledge and valuable research in the field of HVAC and HVDC insulators and silicone coating techniques. Shields were distributed among the speakers as a gesture of gratitude for their scholarly presentations and hard work.
The session ended with concluding remarks from Mr. Anees Ahmad, Manager Design NTDC and Mr. Nadeem Ashraf, General Manager/Head, P&M Division, NESPAK who appreciated the hard work of all the event organizers and sponsors. Valuable contributions were made by Mr. Raouf Znaidi, T&D Consultant from Tunisia, and Mr. Shakir Hafeez, General Manger, Transmission Line, NESPAK in making this event, a success. Special acknowledgement was given to foreign delegates for visiting Pakistan and participating in the event. Mr. Nadeem Ashraf added that upon return to their native countries, the foreign visitors would surely enlighten their fellow country folks that Pakistan was a safe place to visit with hospitable and friendly people and dispel the false notions about travelling to Pakistan being propagated through media.
LAHORE: Dr. Tahir Masood, Managing Director NESPAK, co-chaired a session of 9th Asian Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference organized by the Pakistan Geotechnical Engineering Society (PGES) under the aegis of International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) at the UET Lahore on Thursday December 5, 2019. The conference was presided over by Engr. Amjad Agha while WAPDA Chairman Lt Gen (Retd) Muzammil Hussain was the chief guest. Noted scholars from Australia, Japan, Korea, Kazakhstan, Canada, USA, and Saudi Arabia presented technical papers during the conference. The conference was ninth in its series and was aimed at providing interactive platform for the young geotechnical engineers and researchers from Asian countries.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Tahir Masood said that it was always a pleasure to come to this university as he had been the student of this university. On behalf of Pakistan Geotechnical Engineering Society, he thanked the President of the Society, Mr. Amjad Agha for making this event a success. He also paid tributes to Mr. Amjad Agha for his immense contribution to the field of engineering and termed him a source of inspiration. He also thanked the UET VC as well as Dr. Aziz Akbar, Chairman Conference Organising Committee and his team for providing all the facilities. He also appreciated foreign delegates for attending the conference as it was very difficult to come to Pakistan. He said that the foreign visitors would surely tell the rest of the world that Pakistan was not a dangerous place rather it is a safe place. It is a beautiful country with beautiful people, he added. Pointing to an earlier statement of WAPDA Chairman, he said that I am glad that Chairman WAPDA did not join the university and joined the Pakistan army as a fighter because our country desperately needed a fighter to accomplish mega dam projects. He credited chairman WAPDA for starting work on Mo hmand and Basha dams and termed him the son of soil.
LAHORE: NESPAK has successfully completed 40 years of its operations in Oman. Since its establishment in 1979, NESPAK has contributed to 60 to 70 percent road infrastructure development of Oman and earned hefty foreign exchange for the country. In order to celebrate this momentous occasion, NESPAK arranged a ceremony at the Regional Office Oman and invited Pakistani business community in Oman. Dr. Tahir Masood, Managing Director, NESPAK, was the chief guest, who gave away letters of appreciation to NESPAK personnel who demonstrated exceptional performance. Noted journalist Mr. Rauf Klasra also attended the ceremony at the invitation of Mr. Khadim Hussain Jhakar, Regional Manager (RM) Oman. Engr. Zahoor Ahmed Minhas, Former Vice President/Founder of NESPAK in Oman, also participated in the celebration.
During his stay in Oman, the Managing Director NESPAK along with RM Oman also attended several meetings with different Ministries of Oman and other Departments. They attended meetings with the top ranking officials of Muscat Municipality, Dewan of Royal Court, Oman, Ministry of Regional Municipality and Water Resources (MRMWR), Chief Executive Officer - CEO, Special Economic Zone Authority Duqm (SEZAD), Project Manager Public Authority for Water, Sultanate of Oman and Pakistan Embassy in Oman.
During these meetings, MD NESPAK gave presentations about NESPAK, its role in engineering consultancy and its achievements in Oman. During the presentations, NESPAK highlighted its services which are being provided in Pakistan regarding highways, motorways, bridges, metro bus system, Orange Line Metro Train System, Dams, Public Health Engineering, hydropower projects, China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects (motorways, power plants etc.). NESPAK highlighted that they have established overseas offices and are providing consultancy services in other counties like Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Nigeria, Afghanistan etc.
In Oman, NESPAK has so far undertaken 191 projects costing US$ 9 billion. Major road projects include Khasab Coastal Road, Batinah Coastal Road, Muscat to Khatmat Mallah Road (Dubai border), Sohar baraimi road, ZarubBaraimi road, Sohar Interchange, Sohar – Yanka road. Rustaq - Miskin road, Malladah – Hazm road, Nizwa–Thumrait road, Thumrait- Salalah road, Dyka dam, darbat dam, Ghulaji dam, Nakhal water supply projects, Musannah sewerage project etc. The higher officials of Oman Ministries highly appreciated NESPAK’s services regarding consultancy services for projects. After such inspiring presentation, NESPAK hopes to win a tender namely “Al Hamra dam project” (which is under evaluation).
In the Sultanate of Oman, NESPAK started its operations in the year 1979 and has been providing consultancy services to various Government Ministries and Departments for the last 40 years. The major fields of operations have been major Roads, Highways, Water Supply/Sewerage Schemes and Dams. From a modest beginning in 80's to mega projects in year 2000 in the Sultanate, NESPAK has emerged as an efficient and dependable partner to the government of Oman in the development of infrastructure facilities. Through consistent and tireless efforts of its employees, NESPAK has carved a niche for itself and today proudly stands as one of the leading consultancy firms in the Sultanate of Oman.
LAHORE: Mr. Mike Nithavrianakis, British Deputy High Commissioner along with Ms. Sumera Naveed, Senior Trade Manager, visited NESPAK House, Lahore. Dr. Tahir Masood, Managing Director NESPAK, welcomed the honourable guests. On this occasion, MD NESPAK gave a corporate presentation to the British High Commissioner. He highlighted NESPAK achievements with special emphasis on projects in hand. The MD also explained the working of NESPAK, human resources, projects and financial status as well as its expertise regarding various engineering fields. NESPAK senior professionals also attended the meeting.
During the meeting, discussion was held on future collaboration between UK’s Engineering Companies and NESPAK. Public Private Partnership projects as well as future investment by UK companies in Pakistan was also discussed. The British envoy lauded NESPAK services in the field of Engineering consultancy. With the cooperation of British High Commission, NESPAK can target the UK market by developing links with UK companies. This mutual arrangement is likely to herald new business opportunities for NESPAK in Pakistan and the European market.
ISLAMABAD, Nov 11 (APP): Senate Standing Committee on Energy was told on Monday that National Engineering Services Pakistan, Limited (NESPAK), since its inception in 1973, had completed 3,578 development projects at national and International levels.
"NESPAK undertakes total 3,944 local and foreign projects, out of which some 3,055 development projects have been wrapped up within the country while 523 abroad," the officials of NESPAK told the committee which met here with Senator Fida Muhammad in the chair. Some 331 national and 35 foreign development projects were underway, they added.
Sharing details of the ongoing projects in the country, the officials said the company was working on 35 development schemes in the federal capital, 79 Punjab, 22 Sindh, 42 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and others.
NESPAK was also carrying out development schemes in other countries including 12 in Qatar, 9 in Saudi Arabia, 8 in Oman and others, they added.
The officials apprised the committee that NESPAK was undertaking maximum projects of the public sector including Water and Power Development Authority, National Transmission and Dispatch Company, National Highway Authority, Frontier Works Organization, Civil Aviation Authority, Railways and others.
They said the organization had generated some Rs. 97.2 billion and spent Rs. 80.14 billion during the last 45 years in addition to the payment of Rs. 4.2 billion taxes.
The official told the committee that last year’s revenue generation of NESPAK was around Rs. 8.2 billion.
Senator Numan Wazir Khattak stressed the need for hiring local consultants instead of foreigner.
The Managing Director NESPAK said the company preferred to hire consultants from the country but foreign consultants had to be hired on the request of the project’s donor.
Senator Siraj ul Huq underlined the need for evolving a mechanism that would ensure timely completion of development projects, besides blacklisting the companies which caused inordinate delay in execution of development schemes.
He said timely completion of development projects helped avoid extra burden on national exchequer and public inconvenience.
Senator Nauman Wazir Khattak, who was heading a sub-committee on energy formed recently to investigate “high tariff, capacity charges, heat rates and calculation of pay back periods of Independent Power Producers (IPPs), submitted its detailed report over the matter.
The committee meeting was also attended by Senators Pervaiz Khattak, Dilawar Khan, Maulvi Faiz Muhammad, Minister for Power and Petroleum Omar Ayub and officials of NESPAK and the ministry.
Dr. Tahir Masood, Managing Director NESPAK, conducted a business appraisal visit to Qatar from August 25 to 28, 2019 and met Heads of top companies in Doha. During his visit, MD NESPAK held meetings with Mr. Saad Ahmed Ibrahim Al Mohannadi, President of Ashghal, Mr. Khalid Saif F. S. Al-Khayareen, Manager of Drainage Networks, Public Works Authority (Ashghal), Mr. Youssef Ali Al-Obaidan, Chief Executive Officer, Al Meera Consumer Goods Co., Dr. Engr. Zayed Mansoor Saif Al Khayarin, Chairman, KG-Group and Mr. Jeffrey Chen, Managing Director of Huawei Gulf North Region. The meeting with President of Ashghal was arranged by Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Mr. Salman Ali, Commercial Secretary also joined the meeting.
The purpose of the visit was to explore new business prospects for NESPAK. During the meetings, MD gave a detailed introduction of overall set-up of NESPAK and its office in Doha and emphasised on NESPAK's professional capabilities in the energy, infrastructure and other development sectors. He explained details of projects designed and supervised by NESPAK in Qatar and other parts of the world. He also presented the NESPAK portfolio and urged companies like Huawei to collaborate with NESPAK in future projects in the Gulf Region. Meanwhile, the Executive Finance Director Shahzada Khurrum of Sama Global Investment Group showed keen interest to collaborate with NESPAK for its upcoming investment programs in Eastern Europe and South America. The Managing Director NESPAK also attended a meeting with Mr. Ahmad Ali Al Mannai, Vice Chairman (GSSG) Holdings. He discussed the prospects of NESPAK's services in the upcoming GSSG educational project.
In the wake of an earthquake in Mirpur (AJK) on September 24, 2019, Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Chairman Lt. Gen. Muzammil Hussain (R) along with Dr. Tahir M. Hayat, Executive Vice President NESPAK, visited the Mangla Dam and its components comprising of the main dam, spill way, and power house. The Mangla Dam and Power House were safe and had not suffered any damage after the recent quake.
Mr. Wolfgang Gotsch, Regional Group Director ILF Germany along with Mr. M. Inam, Managing Director IFL Pakistan (Pvt.) Limited and Mr. Adil Mahmood Khan, MD Operations ILF, visited NESPAK House, Lahore, on July 24, 2019. Dr. Tahir Masood, Managing Director NESPAK, welcomed the honourable guests and gave them an introduction of NESPAK. The officials were very impressed by the NESPAK set-up besides Mr. Gotsch negated the general perception about working in Pakistan and showed interest in promoting relationship with NESPAK while identifying opportunities across major business lines. He also offered the Management of NESPAK to jointly work on upcoming projects in various development sectors in Pakistan, Middle East and African countries.
MD NESPAK briefed them about NESPAK's working in the Middle East, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia. Mr. Gotsch told the hosts that he had recently joined ILF, which has been working in Pakistan for the last 20 years. He also explained his vision and appreciated NESPAK for offering a helping hand.
NESPAK celebrated the 72nd Independence Day by arranging ceremonies at NESPAK House, Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar and other offices on August 14, 2019. The ceremonies were started with recitation from the Holy Quran and prayers were made for the national unity and progress of the country.
At Lahore Head Office, Dr. Tahir Masood, Managing Director NESPAK, hoisted the national flag amid Independence Day drill performed by NESPAK security guards and national anthem was played. Speaking on the occasion, MD NESPAK expressed one's love for the country and its importance. He said that all employees at NESPAK are just like a family and everyone should make their contribution by working hard for the Company. On this occasion, MD gave away shields to those employees who demonstrated good performance during the year. In the end, MD NESPAK cut a cake along with former MDs and senior officials to mark the celebration. At Islamabad Office, Mr. Abdul Qadeer, GM/Head, addressed the participants with a motivational speech. A ceremony was also held, in which “Employee of the Year Award” was given to the most hardworking and deserving Professionals, Paraprofessionals and support staff of Islamabad office and DM&R Division.