LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 20, 2011--
AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), a leading provider of
professional technical and management support services for government
and commercial clients around the world, announced today that the U.S.
Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded the company a
contract to implement the Afghanistan Stability in Key Areas (SIKA)-East
program worth up to US$177 million.
SIKA-East is a stabilization-focused community development program that
supports USAID’s objective of increasing the people of Afghanistan’s
confidence in their district-level governments, leading to the expansion
of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan’s (GIRoA)
provincial authority and legitimacy.
Under the contract, AECOM will assist provincial and district entities
in developing tools and participatory processes to understand and
respond to sources of instability in their communities. The team will
work closely with USAID to help build the capacity of district officials
to leverage existing government, donor and military resources to aid in
the design, implementation and monitoring of local programs and
small-scale infrastructure projects that address both citizen concerns
and root causes of instability.
The contract has an 18-month period of performance with an additional
18-month option period. The project will focus on key districts
prioritized by the U.S. and Afghanistan governments.
This win builds on AECOM’s Afghanistan Social Outreach Program, which
set up more than 130 district councils across the country.
AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management
support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation,
facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. With
approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in
all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global
reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in
delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world's built,
natural, and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM
serves clients in approximately 125 countries and had revenue of $8.0
billion during its fiscal year 2011. More information on AECOM and its
services can be found at www.aecom.com.
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Source: AECOM Technology Corporation
AECOM Technology Corporation
Paul Dickard, 646-432-8473
President, External Communications