Technologists, Inc. Cuts Ribbon on Afghan National Police Border Police Zone Command in Gardez
May 15, 2012
Technologists, Inc. (Ti), an international engineering and management consulting company that works primarily in challenging and remote environments, has completed the Afghan National Police Border Police Zone Command in Gardez, the capital of Paktiya Province. Ti delivered the project to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 15. Participating in the ribbon cutting were General Abdul Hadi Atarafi, commander of the ANP Border Police Zone Command, Gardez, as well as other ANP and Afghan government officials, and special guests.
The Gardez zone command is the largest and most complex of five border police facilities that Ti has built in recent years. It includes more than two dozen buildings and will be the headquarters for approximately 400 officers and border police officials. The $15 million facility was recognized during the ribbon cutting for its high quality and on-time delivery.
“The dedicated men and women who work in this new headquarters play a critical role in securing Afghanistan’s border in Paktiya Province,” said Thomas H. Magness, chief operating officer of Ti. “We are proud to have built them a secure, modern facility that will make their work more efficient and productive. We thank the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the partnership and their trust in Ti and look forward to the enduring impact this facility will have on Afghanistan's security.”
Since entering Afghanistan in 2004 Ti has completed more than 50 projects for USACE, ranging from single buildings and roads to complex facilities with multiple buildings plus all associated infrastructure—water and wastewater systems, heating, electrical power generation and distribution, communications and Internet systems, trash collection, roads and parking areas, and interior and perimeter security systems.
Ti has an additional 18 projects valued at $247.7 million underway in Afghanistan for the USACE and other clients.
With more than 1,000 employees—the vast majority of them Afghan professionals—Ti is Afghanistan’s largest engineering services company, dedicated to both the building of projects and the sustained growth of its engineering and construction community.
Dennis Freitas, Ti’s technical vice president for Afghanistan Operations, presents a certificate of appreciation to General Abdul Hadi Atarafi, commander, Afghan National Police Border Police Zone Command, Gardez, at the ribbon cutting ceremony on May 15, 2012.