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The tsunami which hit Sri Lanka on the 26th of December, 2004, killed more than 31,000 Sri Lankans and displaced 500,000 more. It destroyed most of the basic infrastructure—water treatment facilities, sanitation, roads, harbors, and schools. The work required to return the country to some normalcy was monumental, and CH2M HILL was up to the task. But CH2M HILL employees did more than rebuild structures. They rebuilt lives.
Working for the client U.S. Agency for International Development,
CH2M HILL’s scope included:
Several CH2M HILL groups have been involved in the efforts, including water, transportation, and environmental services, and the project has drawn CH2M HILL employees from around the world.
This programme is not just about rebuilding infrastructure in a badly damaged country. It is about:
“This project has enabled me to see real change and how our work helps people. When I was on the Arugam Bay Bridge preparing for the opening, a Sri Lankan with a small command of the English language looked into my eyes, smiled, and pointed to the bridge as he said ‘thank you,’ ” said Rick Robertson, program manager for the Sri Lanka reconstruction project.
“CH2M HILL has given me incredible opportunities over the past 21 years to grow professionally, with four long-term international assignments as well as numerous projects in the U.S.,” said Rick Robertson, program manager for the Sri Lanka reconstruction project. “Working on the Sri Lanka project has allowed me to grow as a person and given my family and me a great platform to grow—seeing the world, appreciating life, knowing how fortunate we are, and having the ability to help others. I am very thankful for that.”