ISLAMABAD: NESPAK, a public sector engineering services and consultancy organisation, has made record progress during 2009/10 by acquiring projects worth Rs10.16 billion showing an increase of more than 56 percent, a statement said on Monday.

It acquired 101 new projects at home and abroad amid tough national and international competition. Major projects acquired in foreign countries include dams in southern region of Saudi Arabia, transmission of water from Khulais and Rabigh dams to Jeddah in Makkah Al-Mukarramah region, upgrading of roads and distribution network in Oman, three sports clubs in Qatar and an irrigation/drainage project in Ethiopia.

During the year 2009/10), NESPAK acquired 10 new projwith the Riyadh Power Plant in Saudi Arabia. NESPAK remained actively involved in reconstruction activities in Afghanistan as construction work progressed on projects in the health and education sectors.

The major projects acquired in Pakistan during the year include West Bank Bypass Project Muzaffarabad, Quick Impact Projects FATA, Prime Minister’s Southern Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Schemes Multan, Transmission Scheme for dispersal of water from Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project, 500 kV transmission line’s 3rd circuit Jamshoro-Moro-Dadu-Rahim Yar Khan and Moro Substation projects. NESPAK’s performance continues to play its role in the reconstruction of projects worth Rs15.7 billion in quake-hit areas.

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