By John Lee.
Mantid International has formed a joint venture with architecture and engineering consulting firms Laceco and Allen & Shariff Consortio International to provide full service consulting services to the Governorate of Babil.
The MLA joint venture was awarded the contract for $10.6 million, renewable for four years. The team will be responsible for implementation and oversight of the 2014 investment plan for the province, as well as developing the strategic plan for 2015-2020.
Training for Babil Governorate personnel in a wide array of specialties—from contracting to professional mentoring —will also be conducted.
Ginger Cruz, CEO of Mantid International, commented:
“Mantid and our partners Laceco and Allen & Shariff Consortio International, are inspired by the vision of Governor Sadiq Madlol al Sultani and his desire to advance development for the people of Babil Province ...
"Together, we hope to create an environment that will attract business and investors, both local and international, to begin rebuilding the province so that its two million residents and future generations will enjoy a better quality of life.”
LACECO, a multi-disciplinary Beirut, Lebanon-based A&E consulting services firm will spearhead the technical program, deploying teams overseeing master planning and engineering services.
Allen & Shariff Consortio International will bring significant resources to the project including supporting contracting program development, training in the United States, and program quality assurance.
(Source: Mantid International)