Jacobs to Design and Manage Municipal Services Contract for Development Project in Honduras
DALLAS, Dec. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs (NYSE:J) was selected by Honduras Próspera to assist in community planning services to advance economic development and help spur job creation for a new city on the island of Roatán in Central America. Jacobs' initial role includes advising the development group's leaders and planners as they establish zoning, finalize plans for utility systems, roads and rights-of-way, and structure administration and services.
Jacobs will work with Honduras Próspera to structure municipal government and citizen services. Organized as part of a semi-autonomous Zone of Economic Development and Employment (ZEDE), the Próspera platform is configured to facilitate international investment, promote local business growth and create job opportunities for Hondurans.
"Partnering with Honduras Próspera to help the people of Roatán achieve their vision for economic growth is part of our commitment to creating sustainable communities and social value," said Jacobs Executive Vice President for People & Places Solutions Ken Gilmartin. "This project will benefit the community for many years to come. Using our experience in municipal government operations and complex infrastructure projects, like the Panama Canal terminal expansion, to bring this project to life is a privilege."
Jacobs is among a few private-sector entities to create and deliver a full suite of services for public works, roads and rights-of-way, planning and permitting, parks and recreation and administration on behalf of local governments. Jacobs has assisted cities including Johns Creek, Georgia and Centennial, Colorado to maximize efficiency and customer focus, while mitigating risk and protecting investments in roads, utility systems and public spaces.
"We chose Jacobs based on their experience operating city governments and services in the U.S., their reputation for overseeing large programmatic projects in Latin America, and global network of technical experts," said Honduras Próspera Chief Executive Erick Brimen. "Partnering with Jacobs gives us the opportunity to launch Honduras Próspera with the most innovative and technologically advanced infrastructure and municipal services of any city in the world."
Our work in support of Honduras Próspera is an example of our ability to go beyond engineering and technology and help create sustainable communities through wise governance, efficient use of resources, and effective management of public works and infrastructure.
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