9.1) Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all
9.2) Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, raise significantly industry’s share of employment and GDP in line with national circumstances, and double its share in LDCs
Bechtel and the government of Gabon developed and are delivering a groundbreaking $25 billion National Infrastructure Master Plan (NIMP) that will enable the country to modernize the national workforce, expand access to social development, and advance connectivity within the country, across Africa, and with the rest of the world. The success of the infrastructure initiative rests in large measure on project management and accountability. Bechtel helped organize and currently manages l’Agence Nationale des Grands Travaux (ANGT), a government agency that oversees the execution and delivery of NIMP. ANGT coordinates work with various ministries and government agencies, monitors progress, incorporates new execution tools and processes, and engages local communities about NIMP’s progress. The agency translated NIMP’s vision into a detailed implementation plan sequenced over 15 years. It also helps local businesses participate in the tendering process and has created and introduced minimum requirements for contracting Gabonese businesses. In 2013, the government invested nearly $400 million in NIMP’s execution, with two-thirds of the work undertaken by Gabonese companies. Bechtel and the Center for Strategic and Economic Studies (CSIS) have launch a yearlong global sustainability series, supporting initiatives such as the Gabon Master Plan.