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Sweco wins Afghanistan infrastructure support role

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Sweco has won a contract to provide support for infrastructure projects in north west Afghanistan.

As part of the contract the company will advise and support the planning, tendering and awarding of various medium sized provincial and district level projects.

It will also help supervise road construction, flood protection, irrigation, school construction, and power supply work.

Sweco has previous experience of working in the war torn country having worked on three flood protection projects in Taloquan, five urban roads in Kunduz and the reconstruction of several irrigation canals in Baghlan and Badakhshan – all in northern Afghanistan.

“Our consulting activities will be supporting the government authorities that oversee the sustainable development of planning and implementation capacities in the country,” said Sweco Central Europe president Ina Brandes.

“Sweco’s services cover both engineering and procurement. We will therefore deliver infrastructure services and support the development of Afghan civil society.”

The projects are being funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, state owned German  development bank KfW.

The projects are expected to be finished by the end of September 2020.

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