LOS ANGELES, May 11, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), a leading provider of
professional technical and management support services for government
and commercial clients around the world, announced today that it has won
two agriculture contracts, totaling US$30.8 million, for a five-year
irrigation and agriculture project in Burkina Faso, a west African
AECOM, in collaboration with African partner businesses, will provide a
range of consulting services to the government of Burkina Faso to
improve irrigation systems, spark agricultural production and generate
economic growth to help offset rural poverty in the region.
"We are proud to play a key role in supporting the country's growing
population and improving residents' quality of life," said John M.
Dionisio, AECOM president and chief executive officer.
To improve irrigation systems, AECOM will develop a 5,060-acre
irrigation scheme, conduct flood-simulation modeling, rehabilitate a dam
to regulate critical reservoir water levels and flow, and provide
construction supervision and training services for the operation of the
irrigation system in the Sourou Valley. The company will also provide
technical assistance for farm production, training for veterinary
practitioners and guidance on agroforestry, inland fisheries and best
environmental-protection practices in the western region of Burkina Faso.
The economic-growth component of the project will be in partnership with
Développement International Desjardins, a major Canadian credit union,
and will offer medium- and long-term credit to farmers, small- and
medium-size rural businesses and agricultural enterprises. The project
is managed by Millennium Challenge Account-Burkina Faso and sponsored by
the United States-funded Millennium Challenge Corporation.
AECOM (NYSE: ACM) is a global provider of professional technical and
management support services to a broad range of markets, including
transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government.
With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader
in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of
global reach, local knowledge, innovation, and technical excellence in
delivering solutions that enhance and sustain the world's built,
natural, and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM
serves clients in more than 100 countries and had revenue of $6.3
billion during the 12-month period ended March 31, 2010. More
information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.
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fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2010, and our other reports filed with
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intend, and undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking
SOURCE: AECOM Technology Corporation
AECOM Technology Corporation
Paul Gennaro, 212-973-3167
SVP & Chief Communications Officer