AECOM to assist war-torn Ukraine in reconstruction effort
AECOM called the project one of the world’s greatest humanitarian and infrastructure priorities.
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky tours the city of Bucha. – Oleksandr Ratushniak
- AECOM has signed an agreement with Ukraine to serve as its reconstruction delivery partner and provide infrastructure and program management advisory support during reconstruction.
- The company stated that early engagement, a comprehensive programmatic approach, and global collaboration across governments and the private sector will be key for the project.
- AECOM will has also been tasked with providing preliminary integrated cost estimating and other engineering support for many of the country’s complex and critical infrastructure projects.
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Global infrastructure consulting giant AECOM will assist with the reconstruction of war-torn Ukraine.
The company announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Ukraine’s ministry for communities, territories and infrastructure development to serve as its reconstruction delivery partner and provide infrastructure and program management advisory support to help Ukraine achieve its reconstruction goals.
“The reconstruction of Ukraine is one of the world’s greatest humanitarian and infrastructure priorities, and we are 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,” said Troy Rudd, AECOM’s chief executive officer. “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.”
To help ensure the timeliness and effectiveness of Ukraine’s reconstruction, AECOM will assist the ministry with the design and establishment of an overall program management approach. The company stated that its program management technical expertise will help aid in the efficient delivery of a wide range of interdependent reconstruction projects. AECOM will also provide the ministry infrastructure advisory support with the goal of creating opportunities for public and private investors to participate in the future reconstruction of Ukraine’s infrastructure.
Additionally, AECOM has announced that it has 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 support for many of the country’s complex and critical infrastructure projects. The scope of this 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 noted that it is no stranger to this type of work. It and its legacy companies have delivered 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.