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AECOM Director discusses infrastructure investment

AECOM Director discusses infrastructure investment

 September 02, 2020

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Fadzai Nyamasve is strategy and growth director for AECOM in Africa and leads Africa’s growth and business development initiatives for key clients and focus countries. She is responsible for client account management and major bid pursuits.

Fadzai commenced her career as an electrical engineer in Australia and holds Bachelor degrees in Engineering and in Business Management from Murdoch University in Australia. She has successfully led project teams in end-to-end project delivery in Australia, Mozambique and South Africa across a variety of industries including mining and metallurgy, rail, ports, water and energy.

Infrastructure projects to boost the economy

In an Engineering News articleFadzai explains the importance of investing in infrastructure to boost the South African economy.

“The industry cannot afford to wait for the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic to subside. The groundwork for projects needs to start now through collaboration of government and industry," says Fadzai. The message is relayed in AECOM's third annual global report, titled ‘The Future of Infrastructure: Creating Opportunity for Everyone’.

The report reinforces the essential role infrastructure plays in addressing society’s most complex challenges through critical themes, including economic stimulus, funding, social value, innovation, resilience, climate change, sustainability and adapting for a post-pandemic world. The report also addresses the advancement of longer-term opportunities for infrastructure investment in strengthening economies and helping build more resilient societies.

Infrastructure investment can play a major role in economic recovery

Fadzai shares with Engineering News that South Africa has listened to the call for economic stimulus after recent infrastructure investment announcements.

In South Africa, the majority of newer projects introduced span across the infrastructure spectrum, mainly in human settlements, education, energy and transportation. Fadzai adds that AECOM can incorporate a full asset life-cycle approach to each of these sectors, that balances shovel-ready projects with more strategic priorities across the infrastructure spectrum.

Additionally, AECOM's involvement in digital technology solutions, such as digital engineering and modelling, enables clients to share, assess and review a current design simultaneously in real time.

Fadzai says that AECOM, as a global company, has been able to help contribute to combating the Covid-19 pandemic through building not only temporary hospitals and medical facilities in other parts of the globe but also using the cloud technologies as a platform to keep civil infrastructure projects moving.

Finally, Fadzai suggests infrastructure investment will play a major role in economic recovery for South Africa and globally.

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Women like Fadzai work on major infrastructure projects at AECOM.

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