Bechtel wants to hire Iraqi companies for rebuilding effort

06/4/2003 | Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, Calif.)

Bechtel Group, chosen as one of the contractors in the Iraq rebuilding effort, said it would turn to Iraqi companies and workers to help it complete its $680 million agreement. Although Bechtel has so far awarded 12 contracts to U.S. and U.K. companies and only one to an Iraqi company, the proportion should shift as Bechtel turns from emergency repairs to upgrading infrastructure.

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Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, Calif.)

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