Contractor Bechtel Pulls Out of Iraq The giant engineering and construction firm Bechtel has wrapped up its work in Iraq. Bechtel won two contracts totalling $2.3 billion to repair infrastructure: water, power, sewage, and telecom systems. It was also hired to rebuild airports and bridges, hospitals and schools. Bechtel completed all but two of its 99 projects. In the process, 52 of its contracted workers were killed.

Contractor Bechtel Pulls Out of Iraq

Contractor Bechtel Pulls Out of Iraq

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The giant engineering and construction firm Bechtel has wrapped up its work in Iraq. Bechtel won two contracts totalling $2.3 billion to repair infrastructure: water, power, sewage, and telecom systems. It was also hired to rebuild airports and bridges, hospitals and schools.

Bechtel completed all but two of its 99 projects. In the process, 52 of its contracted workers were killed.

Cliff Mumm was Bechtel's program manager IN Iraq - he's the company's president of infrastructure.

Melissa Block talks with Cliff Mumm, president of Bechtel's infrastructure, who was the company's program manager in Iraq.

Mumm says that the company's work was largely successful, but it was undercut by violence.