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HEED wins award for the “Water for the World” project in Pakistan


Borouge “Water for the World” partner the NGO HEED Association has been declared winner of the British Expertise International Award ‘Outstanding International Development Project in a Fragile State' for the project Rehabilitating Flood Damaged Water Supply Systems in Northern Pakistan.

Borouge “Water for the World” partner the NGO HEED Association has been declared winner of the British Expertise International Award ‘Outstanding International Development Project in a Fragile State' for the project Rehabilitating Flood Damaged Water Supply Systems in Northern Pakistan.

The award was presented by His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester, President of British Expertise, at a celebration dinner in the Cumberland Hotel in London on 7th March 2013. The British Expertise Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding international achievements by companies in the UK services sector. The competition is always strong and this year saw an unprecedented number of entries covering projects from all around the world.

H.R.H. the Duke of Gloucester presenting the award to Mubashir Niaz, Chairman of HEED in London.

Mubashir Niaz, HEED Chairman, who was awarded British Expertise International Award 'Individual of the Year' in 2007, expressed his immense pleasure and joy:  “It is an honour to win such a high profile award in competition with such a high number of prestigious professional services firms. This award is a testament to the dedication, hard work and determination by our staff and volunteers around the world who have focused their love and commitment into building HEED's reputation by providing innovative projects with a distinctive sustainable approach.  A special thanks to Borouge and Mott MacDonald for funding the project and providing technical support at all stages.”

The project concerned the delivery of eight water supply schemes in remote areas of Neelum Valley, Pakistan, after the devastating floods of 2010. Despite the challenging location and severe weather, the HEED team's dedication and commitment made this sustainable project a resounding success. One of many highlights was the development of an innovative method of insulating water pipes against the cold for bridging an 800ft wide valley, which was exhibited at Singapore Water Week in 2012.

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- Additional villages in Northern Pakistan provided with new water supply systems

 - Replacing flood damage water supply at mountain villages in Pakistan

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