Global infrastructure and development services corporation Louis Berger has been named the programme management office consultant (PMOC) for an ambitious transportation infrastructure initiative in Madinah.

The SR375-million ($100 million) deal is the largest ever Mena (Middle East and North Africa) contract signed by the company.

Under this five-year contract, Louis Berger will support and assist Al Madinah Al Munawwarah Public Transportation Programme’s (MPTP) strategic planning that is aimed at meeting the expectations of pilgrims and residents alike through 2040.

The MPTP includes a comprehensive metro and bus network, as well as substantial upgrades and new construction for the primary road network. It also provides relevant facilities, such as stations, park-and-ride lots, depots, and advanced intelligent transportation systems.

As per the deal, the US-based company will also control, guide, oversee, co-ordinate and integrate service delivery of the various project and construction management consultants, any other consultants, advisors and third parties across MPTP projects.