CDM to provide engineering services during water, wastewater improvement in Egypt

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded CDM a 3-year, $9.9 million contract to provide engineering services for design and construction management of diverse water and wastewater infrastructure improvements in Egypt. As USAID's program management partner, CDM -- in association with Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Warith Consulting Engineers -- will develop facility designs, prepare environmental assessments, manage construction and provide quality control on projects in six governorates...

Mar 21st, 2007

3-year construction program will strengthen water and wastewater infrastructure, protect Egyptian temples, and improve Lake Qarun watershed quality

CAIRO, Egypt, March 20, 2007 -- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded CDM a 3-year, US$9.9 million contract to provide engineering services for the design and construction management of diverse water and wastewater infrastructure improvements in Egypt. As USAID's program management partner, CDM -- in association with Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Warith Consulting Engineers -- will develop facility designs, prepare environmental assessments, manage construction, and provide quality control on projects in six governorates.

The team's water and wastewater system design and construction management services will provide new treatment facilities and improve the performance of existing facilities, eliminate untreated discharges, and strengthen infrastructure reliability in Daqahliya; the Middle Egypt Governorates of Fayoum, Beni Suef, and Minia; in the oases of Kharga and Dakhla in the New Valley; and in Luxor City.

In addition, a watershed quality and management project at Lake Qarun, a valuable natural and cultural resource, will include full-scale wetlands treatment pilots, development of an integrated watershed/lake quality management plan, and implementation of priority management measures. An innovative groundwater lowering program in the West Bank of Luxor -- the site of the ancient city of Thebes and home of the renowned Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens -- will help preserve some of the world's most treasured antiquities.

On all these projects, CDM will deliver sustainable facilities that meet critical environmental and archaeological mandates, prioritizing those locations where improvements can go online quickly, maximizing the use of local expertise, and providing strong program management. When complete in 2009, the program will have provided significant improvements in water and wastewater service for an estimated 400,000 people.

Based in Cambridge, MA, CDM (www.cdm.com) is a consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm delivering exceptional service to public and private clients worldwide. It has about 4,000 employees in over 100 offices around the globe.

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Also see:
-- "CDM Launches Design-Build Wastewater Treatment Expansion and Reuse Project in Arizona"
-- "USAID and P&G Highlight Partnership for Safe Drinking Water in Africa"

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