By Senior Correspondent
RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Headquarters Frontier Works Organization (FWO) here on Wednesday. COAS paid rich tributes to the FWO martyrs at Yadgar-e-Shauhada.
Later, Director General FWO Lt. General Muhammad Afzal briefed Chief of Army Staff on FWO’s ventures at both national and international level. The briefing encompassed organizational structure of FWO, its vision and developmental strategy in the domain of national development.
DG FWO informed COAS Qamar Javed Bajwa about FWO so far completed over 15,000 kms roads across Pakistan, while 1363 kms of roads are under the construction. Currently FWO is working on mega projects including Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway (M-9), Karachi-Thatha Dual Carriageway, Swat Expressway, Lahore Ring Road, Lahore Sialkot Motorway, Road Hakla to DI Khan (Package-III) along with miscellaneous other road projects in Balochistan and FATA. Work on Karachi Bulk Water Supply Scheme (K-IV) is also in advance stages and water shortages of Karachi will considerably be addressed.
COAS was also informed that FWO has been significantly contributing to address the water and energy security of the country. FWO has recently completed Gomal Zam Dam while work on Kurram Tangi Dam and Jagharn II hydropower project has commenced. FWO has also been awarded 3 x hydropower projects in KPK and has also aligned itself with WAPDA to significantly contribute towards development of Indus-Cascade Dams and Hydropower Projects.
DG FWO further briefed COAS about the efforts put in by FWO in launching of First Ever Mega Trade Convoy in November 2016 thus contributing towards operationalization of CPEC in an earlier timeframe. FWO’s future business mega ventures were also presented along with efforts being made to enhance strategic connectivity. FWO’s role in development of Mining Sector was also part of the briefing. COAS was informed that efforts are being put in to optimally harness mining sector’s potential. Finally COAS was informed that FWO has established itself as a reputed construction company in UAE and Afghanistan while projects in Sri Lanka and Maldives are also being perused.
FWO is contributing in socio-economic development of the country through execution of strategic and high value projects.
By Senior Correspondent