The war in Ukraine is an ongoing struggle that is wreaking havoc on residents’ lives and destroying much of that nation’s infrastructure. But once conditions allow, a Dallas-based infrastructure consulting firm will work with Ukraine on its recovery.
AECOM has signed a memorandum of understanding with Ukraine’s Ministry for Communities, Territories, and Infrastructure Development to provide infrastructure and program management advisory support to help with reconstruction goals.
‘One of the world’s greatest humanitarian and infrastructure priorities’
“The reconstruction of Ukraine is one of the world’s greatest humanitarian and infrastructure priorities, and we’re honored to partner with Deputy Prime Minister Kubrakov and the Ukrainian government to help position this effort to successfully deliver on their long-term recovery ambitions,” AECOM CEO Troy Rudd said in a statement.
“Through early engagement, a comprehensive programmatic approach, and global collaboration across governments and the private sector, we can work to restore and modernize Ukraine’s infrastructure,” Rudd added.
AECOM said it will assist the ministry with the design and establishment of an overall program management approach to ensure the timelines and effectiveness of the reconstruction. The company’s program management technical expertise will assist in the efficient completion of a wide range of interdependent reconstruction projects.
AECOM said it also will provide infrastructure advisory support in creating opportunities for public and private investors to participate in the future reconstruction of Ukraine’s infrastructure.
Cost estimating, consulting engineering services
AECOM said it has also signed a memorandum of cooperation with Ukraine’s State Agency for Restoration and Development of Infrastructure to advance preliminary integrated cost estimating and other engineering assistance for many of the nation’s complex and critical infrastructure projects.
The memorandum encompasses key activities to help Ukraine transition to international-based standards for cost estimation, establish procurement practices, and provide integrated consulting engineering services, AECOM said.
AECOM has extensive experience globally participating in reconstruction efforts ranging from initial response to recovery, reconstruction, and long-term resilience, the company noted.
AECOM and its legacy companies have a multi-decade track record of delivering major reconstruction work on behalf of clients in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Bosnia, as well as post-natural disaster reconstruction in the United States, Nepal, Haiti, Japan, Indonesia, and the Caribbean.
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