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Mott MacDonald wins upgrade of world's largest city

Consultant Mott MacDonald is to help beef up infrastructure in the Chinese city of Chongqing, the world's largest city, and to help local government and businesses to improve their management skills.
The project is part of the World Bank's £145M Chongqing Small Cities Infrastructure Improvement Project, due for completion in 2011.The programme is tackling water supply, flood protection, road and bridge construction and sanitation.The programme has been introduced to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and financial viability of the region's infrastructure services.Mott MacDonald has been commissioned to help smaller sub-municipal governments adopt better policies, institutional arrangements and financial systems.The firm will set up a computerised management information system to monitor project progress.It will also prepare business and human resource management plans, assess training needs, and provide training in project management, operation, maintenance and financial management.

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