GLOBAL ENGINEERING, construction and consulting company black-veatch has been awarded two new contracts in Vietnam.

In January 2002, the company began providing project management and supervision services to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development during the construction phase of the Mekong Delta Water Resources project funded by the World Bank. The project, consisting of the rehabilitation and extension of irrigation infrastructure in five provinces of the Mekong Delta, will increase productivity of, and exclude saline water, from approximately 202,350ha of agricultural land.

Under the second contract, the company is performing a feasibility study and will develop preliminary designs for environmental improvements in the Tan Hoa-Lo Gom drainage catchment of Ho Chi Minh City. Funded by Belgium, the improvements are expected to benefit 700,000 people.

To accommodate the additional workload, the company has opened new project offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.