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Iraq Infrastructure Reconstruction Program

Iraq (2003 - 2006)

Iraq reconstruction project

Following the 2003 Iraq conflict, Bechtel performed reconstruction work under two contracts with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The initial contract was for the emergency repair, rehabilitation, and reconstruction of critical elements of Iraq’s infrastructure. Work included:

  • assessing and repairing selected power, municipal water, and sewage systems;
  • dredging, repairing, and upgrading the Port of Umm Qasr;
  • rehabilitating selected schools, clinics, and fire stations;
  • reconstructing three key bridges;
  • constructing a key rail line;
  • restoring telephone service to more than 200,000 Baghdad subscribers; and
  • restoring Iraq's main 2,000-kilometer, north-south fiber optic communications backbone.

Bechtel's second contract involved a major USAID program of engineering, procurement, and construction services for a series of new infrastructure projects in Iraq. Bechtel concluded work on its second contract at the end of October 2006.

For more information, see the March 2004 Bechtel Briefs.