BURLINGAME, Calif., Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Asian Development Bank awarded ECCI-C METAG, JV, a joint venture between ECC and METAG, a $477 million, four-year project to rehabilitate and construct a 233-kilometer stretch of roadway from Qaisar to Laman to complete Afghanistan's Ring Road.
The nearly 3,000-kilometer Ring Road is the main artery in Afghanistan that connects several major cities. Completion of the Ring Road will link Afghanistan's major cities, expand economic ties among Central and South Asia and the Middle East, and improve security, economic development, and trade.
"ECC and METAG are excited to help the Afghanistan Ministry of Public Works and Asian Development Bank realize the vision of a continuous ring road linking Afghanistan's major regions," commented Manjiv S. Vohra, PE, ECC's President and CEO. "We are proud to be a part of this very significant and historic project for the advancement and development of the region's economy."
Well positioned to tackle the challenges of the Ring Road project, the team has a strong presence in Afghanistan with nearly 4,000 seasoned multi-disciplined engineering and construction staff and established headquarters and offices located throughout the country. In the last seven years, the team's combined work in Afghanistan totals more than $1.5 billion in completed and on-going projects.
"As one of its key strategic priorities, METAG remains steadfastly committed to the implementation and execution of the Ring Road Project and is proud to be a part of Afghanistan's continued efforts to improve infrastructure nationwide. METAG recognizes the importance of this project as a major milestone and key component for the Community Development Initiative," commented Mr. Orhan Babaoglu, METAG's President and CEO.
METAG, founded in 1967, is one of Turkey's largest multi-disciplinary engineering and construction groups that operates globally including emerging markets of Afghanistan and the Middle East, and has a significant capability in project management and design-build projects. The greatest asset that lies within METAG's Construction Business is the knowledge and experience contained in the existing talent pool. For more information, please visit www.metag.com.tr
Established in 1985, ECC is an employee-owned company that provides a complete range of services to support its clients' missions, including design-build, construction, engineering and design management, environmental remediation, energy, and military munitions response. ECC serves the U.S. Departments of Defense, Energy, and State, as well as the Asian Development Bank and other international agencies. For more information, please visit www.ecc.net.