By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 18 June 2014:
A UK-based firm has been awarded a £28 million contract to upgrade security, justice and . . .[restrict]defence apparatus in Libya. The UK Department for International Development (DFID) awarded Leeds-based WYG the contract in partnership with Cardno, an Australian-based professional infrastructure and environmental services company.
The contract, expected to last 34 months, is part of the UK’s Security, Justice and Defence (SJD) programme in Libya. The SJD is funded and overseen jointly by DFID, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Ministry of Defence.
WYG says it will work with Libyan authorities to bring about “effective, accountable and sustainable security, justice and defence”. Specifically they will focus on training police officers and judicial police, improving court administration and security, securing munitions and stockpiling and decommissioning weapons.
The WYG project will be the largest stabilisation project funded by DFID to date in Libya.
According its website, WYG, consisting of project managers, planners, engineers, designers and technical specialists, works in countries struggling with the consequences of war. The company has worked in Afghanistan, Bosnia Herzegovina, Serbia and Macedonia. [/restrict]