Left to Right: Amjad Saeed- President- Pakistan Engineering Congress presented shield to SMEC staff- Dr. Muhammad Aslam Khan- Horticulture Expert, Muhammad Iqbal Khokhar- Operation Manager
The 392 km stretch of highway is a key section in the Peshawar – Karachi motorway which connects the China Pakistan Economic Corridor.
Design of the adjacent landscape was embedded into the engineering solution – resulting in a greener and more eco-friendly habitat. Right from the beginning, SMEC advocated for green embankments, roadside turfing, and an extensive planting strategy to counter the impacts of air pollution, urban heat, noise pollution and soil erosion. A core team of professionals were trained in motorway landscaping, creating new jobs in operations and ongoing maintenance.
Satluj River Bridge
The Sukkur to Multan Motorway is also the first smart motorway in Pakistan. An Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) incorporates smart surveillance cameras, speed limit controls and an early warning system for incident response units. All of which supports a safer motorway.
The Tbilisi Development Fund has engaged SMEC to develop the Dighomi floodplain rehabilitation strategy. The Dighomi Floodplain is an area of special conservation interest, which includes riparian forest, protected Otter habitat and other unique flora and fauna ecosystems that have been assessed as critical by the International Finance Corporate Performance Standard.
SMEC has been contracted by Electricidade De Timor-Leste (EDTL) for the role of Project Supervision Consultants for the Power Distribution Modernisation Project in Timor-Leste. Supported by a loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the project aims to assist EDTL in modernising the country’s power distribution system and strengthening institutional capacity.
Geotechnics will play a key role in helping our society achieve a safe, prosperous and sustainable future. Recent droughts have resulted in a need for more dam design and construction. Recent rainfall has resulted in extensive slop failures impacting our roads, rail and urban infrastructure. Energy transformation is driving large scale solar, wind and pumped hydro construction. These projects will all require geotechnical input to future plan for our communities.
Richard Parsons, one of SMEC’s key leaders in Social Value and Engagement is presenting on their technical paper ‘Considering Social Impact Assessment from a public interest perspective - some critical questions’ at the Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand 2023 Impact Assessment Symposium in Canberra.