Sweco to improve flood protection along Poland's two biggest rivers Oder and Vistula
Consultancy firm Sweco has signed two new contracts to provide consulting services to the Regional water management authority in Wrocław, and to the Regional water management authority in Szczecin, related to the flood management project.
The flood management project aims to improve flood protection for 5.2 million people living in the area and is being co-financed by the World Bank.
The consulting services to both Polish water authorities will be provided by the Dutch and Polish offices of Sweco.The flooded city of Wroclaw - along the river Oder - in 2010. On top photo is the port of Szczecin.
Improving flood protection
“Ensuring and improving flood protection is one of the most important factors in securing the sustainable social and economic development of a region or country.
Being selected for these projects in Poland is a testament to Sweco’s recognised expertise in flood protection”, says Ina Brandes, President of Sweco Central Europe.
Sweco will support the preparation of detailed design and tender documents, verification of existing designs, supervision services for construction work, and preparation of environmental and social safeguard documents.
The combined value of the contracts is 27 million euro. The contracts will take approximately 78 months to complete.
New levees and reservoirs
In September 2015 the Polish Environment ministry agreed on the 1,2 billion euro Oder (Odra) -Vistula flood management project.
The project includes the construction of new levees and reservoirs in the river basins of the Vistula and Oder rivers between 2016 – 2022.
The overall cost of the program is 1.2 billion euro, of which the World Bank will cover 460 million euro and 300 million euro by the Council of Europe Development Bank – 300 million euro.
The remaining part will be covered by the Polish government.
This news item is baded on the originally published on the website of Sweco.
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