On 25 May, SMEC celebrated the grand opening of our new corporate office in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

To celebrate the occasion, the Tashkent team organised a traditional opening ceremony and speeches, followed by a dinner with traditional dancing and live music.


Guests included Dr. Uma Maheswaran, Chief Operating Officer (South Asia and Central Asia), Surbana Jurong, and SMEC Int. Pty Ltd., Mr. Kawa Baha, Executive Director – Central Asia & Caucasus and notable dignitaries from Enterprise Singapore, Singapore Cooperation Enterprise.

I'm delighted to announce the inauguration of the SMEC's new office in Tashkent. It was wonderful to share this ceremony with industry partners, clients and colleagues. Uzbekistan is a key market for the region, with huge potential, particularly in the Water sector. I look forward to working with the team to develop our unique service offering."
———— Giorgi Kakaladze, Head Of Operations

SMEC currently employs over 350 staff across the Caucasus and Central Asian Republics. In Uzbekistan, the team is already tackling three IFI funded water projects to help mitigate the effects of climate change and protect communities:

Modernization of the Drinking Water Supply and Sewerage System in the Republic of Karakalpakstan

  • Our role: Feasibility Study
  • Client: Uzsuvtaminot
  • Funding: Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Climate Adaptive Water Resources Management in the Aral Sea Basin Sector

  • Our role: Project Implementation Consultant
  • Client: Ministry of Water Resources
  • Funding: Asian Development Bank
  • Read more about this project

Ferghana Valley Water Resources Management, Phase II 

The new office is situated at DMAAR Business Center: 16, Afrosiab Street, Tashkent 100015. We wish the team in Uzbekistan and central Asia all the best with this exciting new venture.