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Aecom lands role on $100bn Libyan housing scheme

6 Dec 13 Aecom has won a US$209m (£128m) contract with the Libyan Housing & Infrastructure Board (HIB) for work on a US$100bn (£61bn) nationwide housing, infrastructure development programme.

The company has been designated as lead programme manager and main advisor to LHIB and the and Ministry of Housing & Utilities (MHU) for a 25-month period.

The contract covers work HIB’s comprehensive housing and infrastructure development programme, which has a current contracted value of more than US$36bn. As the programme expands and becomes fully re-established, the HIB capital budget program is expected to exceed US$100bn, addressing critical housing and infrastructure needs throughout the country. Aecom led HIB’s housing and infrastructure programme from 2007 until it was suspended in 2011.

Additionally, the agreement establishes Aecom as the main advisor to the MHU, which oversees the HIB and other agencies, with responsibility for ensuring that common systems and standards are applied to similar projects in other MHU agencies. Aecom’s role may expand to align with the scope of HIB and MHU programs.

“We look forward to engaging in our work to advance the quality of life for the Libyan people in terms of housing and critical infrastructure,” said John Dionisio, Aecom chairman and chief executive officer.

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The scope of the HIB work includes the construction of new housing and infrastructure systems for all cities in Libya; urban design and development; housing units and residential settlements; upgrades to existing infrastructure, roads, highways, bridges, water, wastewater and other utility systems; and environmentally focused, sustainable processes.

“This contract with Aecom reflects the significant commitment that Libya is making in reestablishing the development of our national housing and infrastructure programme,” said Ali Sharif, minister in the MHU. “We are moving forward to enhance the quality of life of our people and the economic potential of our country through this major housing and infrastructure development initiative.”

The programme scope also includes the knowledge transfer and training of Libyan executives, engineers, and technical specialists.

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