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PAE Awarded $12.8M Contract by USAID/Bangladesh for Feed The Future Bangladesh Agricultural Infrastructure Development Activity | PAE

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FALLS CHURCH, Va. – PAE, a global leader in delivering smart development solutions to the U.S. government and its partner nations, was awarded a five-year, $12.8 million contract by the United States Agency for International Development to support the Agency’s Feed the Future Bangladesh Agricultural Infrastructure Development Activity.

PAE will build the capacity of the Government of Bangladesh’s Local Government Engineering Department to modernize infrastructure in priority rural farming communities. The activity will consist of improvements to roads, irrigation and drainage systems, as well as market and collection centers, and cold storage facilities as a means of increasing access to markets, strengthening agricultural production, and improving farmers’ livelihoods.

PAE Interim President and CEO Charlie Peiffer said the team combines its global infrastructure experience with local, technical expertise to allow it to bring innovative, yet practical ideas to this important program.

“USAID has a strong history of supporting agricultural infrastructure development in Bangladesh and PAE is excited for the opportunity to build on this success,” Peiffer said. “We look forward to bringing local government, rural farmers and the private sector together to deliver impactful results.”

PAE will strengthen the LGED’s capacity to strategically plan, construct and maintain rural infrastructure in the Feed the Future Zone of Influence and the USAID/Bangladesh Zone of Resilience target geographic areas. To minimize post-harvest losses, the work will improve roads, support irrigation operations and maintenance, and develop best practices for lasting, sustainable change.

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