PASADENA, CA (November 1, 2011) – Parsons is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the first package released by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Housing as part of a program to build 500,000 houses over the next few years. This initial package comprises 32 million m² of land area divided into 11 sites spread across the Kingdom. Each site covers a different area, ranging from 10 million m² in Dammam to 729,000 m² in Khamis Mushayt.
Under this contract, Parsons will be responsible for master planning, neighborhood planning, infrastructure design, and the design of various housing types, as well as construction supervision of all eleven developments.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to such a strategic project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” said Guy Mehula, Parsons MENA+ President. “We have been working in the Kingdom for the last 35 years, and we are committed to support the leadership in their ambitious plans.”
Parsons has been working in the MENA+ region (Middle East, North Africa, and the northern Mediterranean Sea border countries) for more than 60 years and has offices in the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Rome, Istanbul, and Athens. Parsons’ portfolio of ongoing projects in the MENA+ region includes major highways, bridges, rail and transit, airports, ports, water infrastructure, plus hospitals, public schools, universities, mosques, and other public buildings.
Parsons, celebrating more than 65 years of growth in the engineering and construction industry, is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, environmental, and defense/security. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, professional services, and innovative alternative delivery solutions to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, please visit www.parsons.com.
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