We have been appointed as project manager for the Abu Dhabi Plaza to be constructed in Astana, Kazakhstan. The $1.2 billion mixed-use commercial scheme is 5.4 million square feet (500,000 square meters) and consists of four levels of basement car parking, a retail podium, and five towers, the tallest of which will be 75 stories of residential units and commercial office space. The project was scheduled for completion by the end of 2016.
Mott MacDonald has supported the Republic of Kazakhstan government on a range of water resource management and environmental protection projects.
We've provided technical assistance on a landmark project that aims to prevent the devastation of the lower Syr Darya valley from floods. The Synas Phase II project addresses the social, economic, and environmental problems caused when excess water from the region’s existing reservoirs enters the country’s major natural drainage system, the Syr Darya river basin, and overflows onto the land.
Protecting the Syr Darya valley will safeguard the livelihoods of the area’s inhabitants and rationalize water use in the agricultural and fishing industries. These goals form part of the larger directive to improve institutional capacity in water management.
We have also assisted the Kazakh government with implementing the EU-funded Development and Improvement of Policy Instruments for Environmental Protection project, which seeks to increase the efficiency of the policy instruments for environmental protection, support the state inspectorate, and provide advice on priority environmental problem areas.