MARLTON, N.J.—Marlton, N.J.-based Hill International has been contracted by Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) to provide project implementation and supervision services in connection with the Gereshk Electricity Services Improvement Project in Gereshk, Afghanistan. The contract, which spans 30 months, has an estimated value to Hill of approximately $8.8 million.

Funded by the Asian Development Bank the Gereshk Electricity Services Improvement Project will rehabilitate and upgrade the Gereshk Hydropower Plan as well as include the construction of the transmission and distribution network.

"The Gereshk Hydropower Plant is a critical source of power for the Helmand Province," said Abdo E. Kardous, SVP and managing director (Asia/Pacific) for Hill's Project Management Group. "The rehabilitation of the plant and transmission network will dramatically improve the quality of the province's electrical capacity."