Such a high population generates a large amount of trash, which was choking the city’s drainage system. Coupled with perennial flooding from the rainy season, the area was plagued with property damage and loss of life. Flooding in the Odaw Basin impacted the Korle Lagoon to create “one of the most polluted bodies of water on earth,” according to PBS. To mitigate these issues, the Ghanaian Parliament approved the program, a design-build project developed and implemented by Conti.
Conti extensively coordinated to secure financing for this project and performed all the planning, feasibility studies, cost estimating, engineering, and land surveying and construction services. The team created an environmental and social impact assessment and relocation action plan and conducted waste management studies to establish a legitimate waste disposal method.
Finally, Conti began dredging the Korle Lagoon to clear the bottleneck of refuse and silt. The team’s equipment was self-financed and shipped overseas to satisfy Unites States content requirements, performing the full life cycle of construction services.
Conti’s work with the Ghanaian government increased community waste management education to help improve the country’s overall quality of life.
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Conti mobilized 100% of project crews within four days to clear 174,000 tons of hurricane waterway debris along the Atlantic Coast.
Conti’s LEED Silver qualified facility provided more than $1.5 million in cost savings for the New Jersey Department of Military and Veteran Affairs.