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KEO International Consultants holds joint reconstruction workshop with Libya’s Ministry of Planning

Kuwait: Saturday, March 24 - 2012 @ 09:34

The ‘Building a New Free Libya’ event focused on immediate and long term physical priorities of the country and was held as a series of workshops on March 19-20 in Tripoli.

The Prime Minister of Libya, H.E. Dr. Abdul Rahiem El Keib attended the morning session of the event and gave an introductory speech to welcome over 250 guests that included Ministers, Government officials as well as heads of agencies, undersecretaries and senior leaders involved in the reconstruction of Libya.

The Minister of Planning, H.E. Dr. Issa Al Twaijer opened the workshop with a presentation on Libya’s history in development planning and the challenges faced.

Dr. Al Twaijer also unveiled the Ministry of Planning’s road-map on how future developments will be managed.

During the morning sessions, KEO experts presented management and procurement approaches that have been adopted successfully in various GCC countries with an in-depth analysis of lessons learned on mega projects as case-studies.

KEO compared key development challenges that Libya will face to those experienced in the incredible growth of GCC countries over the last decade.

This is the first such event since the liberation of Libya where the attention was entirely devoted to the government’s initiation of transparent methods to restart planning and construction projects in Libya.

The workshop included sessions on the difficult task of addressing the thousands of existing contracts suspended as a result of the revolution and prioritizing projects for implementation.

A delegation of the top executives from KEO’s technical divisions lead the workshop seminars during day-two of the event, topics included a focus on Program Management Services, Urban and Master Planning, Infrastructure Master Planning, Wastewater Planning and Contract Administration.

“We are honored to have been invited into such a forum by the Ministry of Planning in Libya, at such an important time in Libya’s history.” stated Donna Sultan, CEO of KEO. “We took very seriously what we felt was our mission in the workshop, to add meaningfully to the dialogue of what Libya will eventually decide as the most appropriate strategies for managing future project delivery cycles. In preparing for the workshop in Tripoli, we had to draw deeply into KEO’s extensive MENA and GCC experience in delivery of projects in the past 50 years.”

“We were impressed with focus and achievements of the event led by the Ministry of Planning. Just as importantly, we were impressed by the people in attendance who took an active part in discussions and workshops. KEO left the event with a full appreciation of how important it is to all parties in Libya that future planning and development has transparency, clarity and purpose,” said Brad Batcheller, Director, Public Relations and Corporate Branding.

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