National Association of Construction Engineering Consultants of Russia (NACEC) executed a Memorandum of Understanding with Federation of Consultants from Islamic Countries (FCIC). The MoU was signed by Gennady Sakharov, NACEC President, Director on Capital Investments of Rosatom State Corporation, and by Levent Gelgin, Federation of Consultants from Islamic Countries (FCIC) President.
The signing ceremony was held during the First Business Day of NACEC and FIDIC in Russia, devoted to thorough discussion of the following items on agenda: place and role of a consulting engineer in the construction and investment process; FIDIC international experience in execution of investment and construction projects; and specifics of adaptation of FIDIC standard forms of contracts for different countries.
Levent Gelgin, FCIC President, commenting the signed document, noted that the MoU opens wide prospects for cooperation between the two organizations, as FCIC unites professional consulting engineers from 42 countries and has strong relations with Islamic Development Bank (IDB) thus facilitating access to financing and ultimately the execution of investment and construction projects. “I hope that the MoU we have signed will help establish strong business relations between the members of our organizations”, FCIC President emphasized.
Gennady Sakharov, NACEC President, in his turn also expressed confidence that in the age of globalization the expansion of cooperation with partners from other countries will contribute to the process of building an engineering market in Russia. He also noted that since the day NACEC was established, it was guided by the highest international standards, that is why it became a member of FIDIC in the first year of its work. Moreover, NACEC first steps in the field of developing international cooperation were actively supported by colleagues from other countries: in 2015 NACEC signed an Agreement on Cooperation with Finnish Association of Consulting Firms (SKOL) and Kazakhstan National Association of Professional Engineers and Consultants (KNAPEC). Besides, during the Business Day NACEC signed an Agreement on Cooperation with all Russia public organization “Delovaya Rossiya” (“Business Russia”). “Many of our colleagues from CIS countries are interested in the issues of cooperation with our association. Today we are drafting similar agreements with representatives of the engineering community from Armenia, Georgia, Uzbekistan, and Belorussia”, Gennady Sakharov said.
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