Lahore: The Ministry of Water Resources of Government of Iraq has extended a direct invitation to NESPAK for participation in the process of taking up East Gharaf Project. The project aims at strengthening the war torn economy of Iraq by providing sustainable irrigation and drainage facilities to about 390,000 acres of land in Nassiriya and Kut Governorates, the area between Tigris and Euphrates rivers.
NESPAK had worked on a number of Irrigation Projects in early 1980’s, such as Euphrates East Drains Project, Saddam Dam Project, North Jazira Irrigation and Drainage Project, Rumaitha Irrigation and Drainage Project. NESPAK still retains its registration with Ministry of Water Resources.
NESPAK was already contemplating entering into Iraq before this direct invitation was received. Recently, NESPAK has also been awarded three multipurpose dam projects and two irrigation/agriculture projects in Afghanistan. Another war torn country, Republic of Yemen has already seen the foot prints of NESPAK where it is already engaged in a Fisheries and Grain Silos Project.
NESPAK engineers have shown great courage in not hesitating to go for nation building in war affected countries. On the home front also many development works in FATA areas are being carried out by NESPAK under very difficult circumstances.
NESPAK is one of the largest consultancy firm in Asia with a staff strength of 4000 with over 500 professionals with M.S and PhD degrees as well as foreign qualified professionals in various engineering fields. In the year 1998, it was ranked as one of the Top 200 Design firms of the World by Engineering News Record ENR magazine of USA. Over the last four years, its revenues have become more than doubled with nearly 30% contribution from overseas projects in Saudi Arabia, Oman, Afghanistan, Iran, Qatar, Yemen, Bangladesh and Ethiopia.