FWO’s Motto “Striving for Excellence” demands unrelenting struggle and movement towards new peaks of engineering competence. This being the spirit and driving force behind FWO, it is bound to achieve new level of professional excellence in times to come.
Frontier Works Organisation with over 48 years of service excellence in hand, has to its credit legendary achievements in nation building. FWO is contributing tremendously towards a prosperous and progressive Pakistan.
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49 Years of Excellence
Frontier Works Organisation (FWO), today’s most versatile and vibrant construction frm, was established on 31 October 1966 to wrought a miracle and carve out a modern highway, the Karakoram Highway, across crags and crevices of the highest mountain ranges of the world.
It was towards the completion stage of KKH that the Government analysed the tremendous potential of FWO in carrying out civil engineering projects in diffcult and inhospitable areas and decided not only to keep FWO in existence, but also to expand its tentacles throughout the country.
Karakoram Highway (KKH)
In 1958, it started as a modest project to provide an all weather road link between Swat and Gilgit which grew into a mega highway project when, in 1966, it was decided to link China with Pakistan through a highway. Initially the construction remained limited to a shingled road, with temporary bridges, between Thakot and Khunjerab (about 400 km) and the link was affected in February 1971.
In the second phase the limits of the highway were extended up to Havelian, the temporary bridges were replaced with permanent ones and the road widened and carpeted to highway standards. The project was completed in 1978.
Makran Coastal Highway Project (MCHP)
Makran Coastal Highway Project was inaugurated on 16 Dec 2004. Makran Coastal Highway is a project of vital National interest undertaken by FWO. This project is a segment of greater Gwadar plan aimed to facilitate, bridge and develop various sectors of economy.
The construction of Makran Coastal Highway will not only generate enormous economic activiites in the region but will also pave way to create employment opportunities for the poor people living along the 800 KM long coastal belt. It will also provide a safe, convenient and affordable trade transit route to Afghanistan, China and Land-locked countries of Central Asia to thecountries of Middle East and Persian Gulf, thus bringing socio-economic uplift for all.
Construction of Gomal Zam Dam Multipurpose Project
Gomal Zam Dam is a project of vital national interest and will open a new chapter of prosperity for Pakistan. Respect for the local community and environment are among the top concerns on the Gomal Zam Dam Multipurpose Project (Dam Component), flood mitigation perennial water for irrigation, improved environment of the area, improvement of living standards and regional development are some of its most important purposes.
Frontier Works Organization takes full advantage of local expertise, labor, materials and services. Thinking locally makes good environmental as well as business sense, and will leave a positive legacy of economic growth and a stronger skill base in the region.
Thermal Power Station Muzaffargarh
The Project includes construction of 3 oil fred steam operated units of 210 MW each. Muzaffargarh being in the seismic zone, the design of monstrous powerhouse and other buildings was more complex and complicated. The four tier inspections and supervision by WAPDA, NESPAK, TPE of Ukraine and GSC made it more challenging to keep the quality of work up to its highest level. The interaction of these agencies provided FWO an excellent exposure to the work of international level. The civil works included 170 structures of different types, 4.5 KM of cable trenches/ducts/ tunnels, sewerage line of 1.5 KM, Internal roads of 7 KM and approximately 2000 foundations in different sizes.