Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Engineering the Future: Iraq and Afghanistan

What other nation is capable of doing this?

US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Program in Iraq:

-- A total of 3,782 projects planned with a program value of $10.61B
-- A total of 861 projects ongoing at a program value of $2.46B
-- A total of 2,634 projects have been completed with a program value of $3.12B
-- A total of 64 Military Construction (MILCON) in support of US Forces with total values of $1.35B
-- 155,000 Iraqis are employed on reconstruction projects.
-- 181 local nationals work directly for Gulf Region Division - 25.7% of GRD workforce AND GROWING

USACE Program in Afghanistan:

-- Employ 8,200 Afghan nationals working construction projects totaling $1.1 Billion
-- The Afghan Army program is providing new facilities for up to 70,000 soldiers ($1.02 billon).
-- Border Guard and Police program is providing infrastructure and facilities near the Pakistan border ($120 million).
-- Counter Narcotics program in Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan may expand to other central Asian countries in FY06 ($70 million).
-- The US/Coalition Forces program is located in Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Afghanistan (Bagram, Kandahar, Kabul)($350 million); Projects include airfields, buildings, and other infrastructure.
-- USACE is providing support/technical staff, hydropower/water resource studies, school/clinic refurbishment, roads, and women's hospital renovation. Potential for much more work in the near term ($16 M).

Source: HQ, US Army Corps of Engineers

Oh yeah... and the Corps has been busy doing other things, too:

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