Aecom Technology Corporation announced on 31 January that it had been selected to update the Jeddah Strategic Plan and prepare sub-regional, structural and local plans for the area.
The Jeddah Municipality, representing the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs of Saudi Arabia, awarded Aecom the US$10m contract for multiple levels of city-planning services.
Aecom will provide assistance on strategic planning and governance, spatial and urban planning and design, socio-economic and tourism, landscape and environmental sustainability, and infrastructure, as well as stakeholder workshops.
Jeddah at night (Credit: Imre Kurti)
"Aecom has been heavily involved in the area’s transformation, as we’ve been successfully providing project management services for a city-wide stormwater, flood-control and wastewater-infrastructure improvement program since 2011," said Aecom chairman and chief executive officer John M Dionisio.
Aecom’s latest contract begins immediately and is expected to last 30 months.