The State Agency for Restoration and Development of Infrastructure of Ukraine, the organization responsible for the implementation of reconstruction projects, and Bechtel, a leading global engineering, construction, and project management company, today announced that they’ve signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together on developing a national program that prioritizes key infrastructure corridors and projects destroyed during the military aggression. The agreement was signed by both parties at the Ukraine Recovery Conference in London.
“Ukraine's cooperation with a global American company in the planning, development, design, and implementation of engineering and construction solutions will have a positive impact on the implementation of complex projects during the reconstruction of Ukraine. The Reconstruction Agency and Bechtel will not only consult on the implementation of key infrastructure projects in Ukraine, but will also provide technical and programmatic support as part of the national reconstruction,” said Mustafa Nayyem, Head of the State Agency for Restoration and Development of Infrastructure of Ukraine.
Cooperation between the two parties will include:
- Projects to restore critical infrastructure, including the Kakhovka Dam;
- Master planning and provision of technical services for key logistics and transportation corridors; and
- Identification of potential sources of funding for reconstruction projects, including private sector investment.
“Bechtel has long been a trusted partner to Ukraine. Building on our past experience, we are grateful to support the reconstruction of essential large-scale infrastructure critical to Ukraine’s recovery,” said Justin Siberell, Bechtel’s Regional President for Europe. “This MOU is an important step toward ensuring that this work can move ahead as quickly as possible as Ukraine shifts the same resolve and resilience they’ve shown defending their country to addressing the challenge of rebuilding and reconstruction.”
Bechtel has a long history of partnering with Ukraine supporting various projects and programs. From 1998 through 2019, Bechtel played a significant role in the Chernobyl Shelter Fund project, leading the design of the New Safe Confinement structure to enclose the damaged unit, keeping radioactive material contained for at least 100 years.
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About The State Agency for Restoration and Development of Infrastructure of Ukraine
Agency for Restoration was established by the Government of Ukraine in January 2023 as a primary vehicle of the current rapid recovery and long-term post-war restoration of Ukraine. The Agency has a Central Office in Kyiv and 24 regional offices covering the country. It is responsible for the effective implementation of the country’s current rapid recovery and post-war reconstruction projects.
Agency for Restoration and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine, authorized to manage restoration projects in regions funded from either state budget or donor financing.
Key areas of responsibility: Critical Infrastructure, Energy Sector (protection), Transport Infrastructure, Social and Administrative Infrastructure, housing repair and construction.