Global firm to tackle infrastructure challenges



CDM Smith USA will contribute to reducing environmental and infrastructure challenges in Pakistan, said CDM Smith Senior Vice President Jeff Montera.

During his visit to the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) on Friday, he said that CDM Smith has already made useful contributions to mitigating the miseries of people during the devastating earthquake in 2005 and flash floods in 2010 in Pakistan.

“Pakistan is an important country for us and we wanted to learn about how we can expand our operations here,” said Montera.

He underlined that CDM Smith was a global privately owned engineering and construction firm providing smart solutions in water, environment, transportation and energy areas.

Speaking on the occasion, ICCI President Muhammad Shakeel Munir lauded the initiatives of CDM Smith to solve the world’s environmental and infrastructure challenges.

“It is encouraging that CDM Smith is providing legendary services and smart solutions in various fields including water, environment, transportation and energy,” he said.

“Pakistan needs better solutions in these fields,” he added and was hopeful that CDM Smith would work to address challenges in those areas in Pakistan, as it would help the country achieve better economic growth.

Munir stressed that ICCI would extend all possible cooperation and support to CDM Smith in its initiatives in Pakistan that could help address the environmental and infrastructure challenges.

CDM Smith Peshawar Chief of Party Tahir Shamshad spoke about the contribution of CDM Smith to the construction of schools, hospitals, and energy efficiency projects in Pakistan and its plans to address environmental and infrastructure challenges in the country.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 14th, 2022.

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