ECONOMY NEWS GABON

Sustainable economic growth and social advancement in West Africa

Bechtel and the government of Gabon developed a $25 billion national master plan for infrastructure, and a public-works agency that Bechtel helped to establish―and is now supporting―is delivering a hundred projects to serve the nation’s 1.5 million people.

The transformation plan and resulting buildout cover education, housing and urbanization, transportation, water and power, medical resources, and more.

The master infrastructure plan balances economic progress with social and environmental priorities to support the government of Gabon’s vision.

So far, the Bechtel-led team has completed a range of infrastructure projects, including:

  • 5,000 public housing units
  • Gabon’s first community wastewater treatment plant
  • two stadiums, hotels, and roads for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations football tournament, hosted by Gabon
  • the design for and feasibility study of a new port, marina, and conference center in Libreville

WHY IT MATTERS

Gabon is looking to provide for its citizens better transportation networks, housing stock, water and sanitation systems, schools and universities, and medical facilities.

As the projects progress, Bechtel and the agency it manages are training and employing increasing numbers of Gabonese workers and professionals―raising standards and transferring both knowledge and skills.

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