Canadian Company Awarded Contract to Restore Infrastructure in Libya
A Canadian company, SNC-Lavalin International Inc.,
has been awarded a contract to restore a 26km stretch of water pipeline supplying the city of Benghazi and other areas along Libya's fertile coastal strip.
The contract between the Canadian-based construction and engineering company and the Management and Implementation Authority of the Great Man-Made River Project, Libya, (GMRA), calls for the restoration of approximately 3,500 pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipes along the Sarir-Sirt/Tazerbo-Benghazi conveyance lines, said LybiaNet.com, citing a statement.
"The contract follows five years of intensive work undertaken by our company for this prestigious river project," said Sami Bebawi, executive vice president, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.
"Once completed, it will transport over six million cubic meters of water per day for agricultural development and human consumption."
Bebawi added that in light of the recent announcement by Ottawa that it plans to open an embassy in Tripoli shortly, "we are pleased to be in the vanguard of construction work for this massive project which will ultimately ensure a reliable water supply for the country."
SNC-Lavalin Inc. bills itself as one of the leading groups of engineering and construction firms in the world and a key player in the ownership and management of infrastructure.
The SNC-Lavalin group of companies has offices across Canada, and in 30 other countries – Albawaba.com
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