Middle East District awards Dahla Dam investigations and surveys contract

Published Sept. 6, 2012

WINCHESTER, Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District has awarded a task order contract for Dahla Dam investigations and surveys, Kandahar, Afghanistan.

The $5.5 million contract was awarded Aug. 31 to The Louis Berger Group, Inc. of Washington, D.C. The work includes geotechnical and geophysical investigations, geologic mapping and sediment sampling. Final reports and data packages are to be delivered to USACE within six months.

The task order contract supports the Dahla Dam Improvements Project, which is being managed by the USACE Afghanistan Engineer District – South, based at Kandahar Airfield.

The Louis Berger Group is one of several firms awarded architect-engineer contracts by the Middle East District to provide a range of services including designs and specifications, geographic and topographic investigations and surveys, construction management services support, planning and programming reports, and environmental engineering services.


The Middle East District provides engineering, construction and related services in the Middle East, Central Asia and other areas. Its work includes designing and constructing facilities for use by U.S. forces, performing engineering activities for other U.S. government and foreign agencies, and providing operations and maintenance services for various customers. In addition, the District provides project management, engineering, contracting and support services to USACE districts in Afghanistan.

Release no. 13-062