Engineering Post Report
Frontier Works Organization (FWO) can easily be ranked among not many old public sector organizations in the country.
The FWO’s long journey was full of innovations and expertise in the important domain of construction and development of the country. The foundation of this organization was itself not less than a challenge. However, FWO’s ancestors through their hard work , dedication and commitment have brought to light a candle that has illuminated Pakistan’s future with many paths and destinations. From the completion of the Karakoram Highway (KKH) to the construction of the various infrastructure and other projects of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) today, all the milestones that FWO has seet over last five and half decades adequately and appreciably demonstrate on the horizon of the nation are the hard work and abilities of the organization’s dedicated workers.
Today, according to the information gathered from FWO sources, the FWO as a great construction company was engaged in the construction and completion of a number of important projects across the dimensions of the country. Even in the unfavourable conditions, from time to time, FWO as continued mission.
FWO’s signatures were on many developments including roads, dam, canals , barrages, tunnels , railways, flyovers, airports, airfields and mining duly elaborating company’s imprints from Gwadar to Khunjrab and overseas as well.
When FWO had launched numerous development works in the former Federally Administrated Areas ( FATA), since merged districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa a few years ago, it was then considered to be one of the most dangerous areas in the world.
FWO’s successful strategy followed by professionalism and patriotism faced all challenges with full determination and completed number of mega projects including Gomal Zam Dam, a 751 meter long Nahakki Tunnel, 674 km long highways and several other power and water sectors projects well before their stipulated completion period.
The remote areas were also troubled like FATA. In view of the dangers posed by Balochistan’s ground plans, the Federal Government had entrusted with important projects such as an important highway, connecting Gwadar, Quetta and Chaman and Indus Highway. All these projects have since been satisfactorily completed and dream of connecting Gwadar directly with other parts of the country and Central Asian States has become a reality.
The company has also opened a new chapter by introducing Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) Under this system, Lahore-Islamabad Motorway, Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway, Swat Motorway, Karachi Thatta Dual Carriageway and Lahore Ring Road have already been completed while projects like Lahore-Sialkot Motorway are being constructed on modern lines.
The scope of BOT system was not only limited to the construction of roads and motorways but also in the industrial areas such as CPEC City, Oil Village, Hydel Power, Cement Plant, Oil Refineries, Residential schemes, Energy and Oil Plants, Tourist spots and renovation of service areas along motorways and national highways.
The sources emphatically pointed out that FWO was currently the largest construction company of the country.
This year, 2022, FWO has also another marvelous job by constructing Kartarpur Corridor allied by renovation of Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur in a record period of short time. FWO had completed two years task in just eight months.
During their line of duty, more than 1300 officers, JCOs, jawans and workers have sacrificed their lives for the motherland, the sources concluded saying this with a great sense of sacrifice, patriotism and acclaim.