US-Turkish Venture Wins $477M Afghan Road Project

Law360, New York (January 17, 2012, 5:38 PM EST) -- A joint venture between California-based construction and engineering contractor ECC International Constructors LLC and its Turkish counterpart METAG Insaat Ticaret AS has won a $477 million project to redevelop a stretch of land completing Afghanistan's main artery, Ring Road, ECC said Tuesday.

The Asian Development Bank and Afghanistan's Minister of Finance awarded the project to the joint venture, making way for the final step in the rehabilitation and construction of a 1,677-mile road that will connect the country's major cities.

“This investment into the last section...
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