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MVL Dubai Awarded $72 Mil Defense University Project

May-26, 2015

MVL Group has announced that its construction arm, Macro Vantage, has been awarded Phase II of the United States Army Corps of Engineers Prime Contract for the engineering and construction of the Marshal Fahim National Defense University (MFNDU) in the Qargha area of Kabul, Afghanistan.

"The award of the Afghanistan Defense University project to MVL is particularly rewarding in that it aligns our company with the caliber of this flagship project, as well as that of the national importance it upholds," said MVL Group managing director Abie Musa.

Once completed, the Defense University will boast multiple academies for the Afghan National Army including the National Military Academy, the ANA Officers' Academy, a Non Commissioned Officer Academy, and a Joint Services Academy. The contract also requires the Construction of a Legal Branch School, a Cultural Affairs School, a Language School with Library, and the recreation and life support facilities necessary to house the Campus's military personnel. The wellness and life support areas include but are not limited to dining facilities, a fitness center, and both male and female battalion support barracks.

Macro Vantage Levant’s Business Development Manager, John Hilker, who spearheaded MVL's winning proposal, states, "MVL's proposal stood out due to our proven methodology for completing challenging projects in high risk environments. In addition to our experience, MVL's tailored management approach and working relationships with reputable Afghanistan based subcontractors positioned our proposal favorably with the USACE."

Construction activities will include completion of Concrete Masonry Facilities with full electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems, as well as complete interior fit-out of the facilities for their occupation by the Afghan Forces. Additionally, MVL will complete the site security system with guard towers and entry control points, telecommunication infrastructure, internal roads system, storm water collection and irrigation systems, power and water distribution systems, and the underground utilities necessary to operate the University.

MVL is one of the fastest growing Defense Contracting firms in the middle east region and a recognized leader in Project Management, Construction, and Supply Chain Solutions, and a major provider of completion contracting services for in-distress infrastructure projects. MVL has the capability to take over challenging projects and demonstrate success where other companies are either failing to perform or are unable to demonstrate a level of progress in-line with the customer's needs and expectations. MVL has active projects throughout the Middle East and Africa. Additional information can be found at :

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