Getting the Facts Straight: Bechtel's Response to Allegations About its Work in Iraq

Getting the Facts Straight: Bechtel's Response to Allegations About its Work in Iraq

31 October 2003

A number of inaccurate and misleading statements have been made recently regarding Bechtel’s work under the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Iraq, suggesting that Bechtel has won sweetheart deals, overcharged the federal government, and failed to employ Iraqis. These charges simply are not true.  It is important to get the facts straight about such allegations, including those made by Congressman Henry Waxman in a recent letter to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget and subsequent interviews.  

Bechtel Helps Rehabilitate 1,153 Iraqi Schools

Bechtel Helps Rehabilitate 1,153 Iraqi Schools

06 October 2003

Under USAID's Iraq Infrastructure Reconstruction Program, Bechtel and a team of approximately 65 Iraqi subcontractors rehabilitated 1,153 schools in time for the start of the school year.