Bechtel has extended its partnership with Gabon to continue work on a $25 billion national infrastructure plan that looks to build the country’s skill base for project management, construction, engineering, project controls, sustainability, health, safety, environment, quality and contracts.
Bechtel said Wednesday the collaboration has established a public works agency called l'Agence Nationale des Grands Travaux d'Infrastructures — or ANGTI — that delivers transportation, housing, education and medical facilities, water and waste management projects.
The team has also built 800 homes, 600 classrooms, close to 372 miles of roads and Gabon’s first community wastewater treatment plant.
“We're excited to continue our work to deliver infrastructure for the people of Gabon and to support the implementation of the country's vision for economic growth,“ said Ailie MacAdam, Bechtel managing director for infrastructure in Europe and Africa.
She added the team will work to build up local workforce skill sets to manage infrastructure projects, build new facilities and support local services in addition to managing the country’s biodiversity and resources.
ANGTI’s goals include the development of nearly 745 miles of roads, airport renovation projects, modernizing medical facilities, building two new 20,000 seat stadiums and modifying two existing stadiums for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations football tournament.