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Millennium Challenge Corporation sustains growth across the globe

With bipartisan support from Congress, President George W. Bush established the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) in 2004 to promote sustainable economic growth around the world. The independent agency, overseen by a board that includes the U.S. secretaries of state and treasury, has approved more than $8.4 billion in grants to countries for projects meeting eligibility requirements.

Challenge
Many countries around the globe face development hurdles created by poverty, political turmoil, war and other issues. These countries often do not have the resources or training to facilitate progress.

Solution
MCC awarded Louis Berger two of the first support contracts to aid countries in improving agriculture, transportation, water resources, financial planning, technology and other services.

Louis Berger’s MCC assignments have included:

  • Assisting in rebuilding highways and roads throughout Honduras.
  • Providing procurement services in the development of agro-industrial zones and updating the infrastructure and industrial zones at Bamako Senou Airport in Mali.
  • Conducting a due diligence study and providing independent engineering services for a 225-kilometer road project linking Samtskhe-Javakheti with Tbilisi in the nation of Georgia.
  • Conducting a study on shipping trade and how it could be improved through the rehabilitation of the Port of Praia in Cape Verde.