In celebration of our 25th anniversary, we launched a new and unique initiative, BMT Giveback, challenging our staff to provide positive engineering solutions to global problems. Given the organisation’s pedigree in conceptualising and delivering world class projects, it was no surprise that our employees around the world applied their skills, knowledge and ingenuity to identify new ways to address problems that impact negatively on people's lives.
Criteria states that any solution should use the knowledge, expertise and skills of our employees and focus on developing countries, perhaps addressing issues such as flooding, drought, housing, sanitation, energy supply and food production to name just a few.
To date, we have completed two projects. Our first saw the installation of a sewerage system in a village in India and the second, a bridge being built from the mainland to an island housing a small community in Indonesia.
As part of our Giveback initiative, we unveiled the ‘Bridge of Hope’, a philanthropic project to support people living in island communities in the district of Panimbang in Banten Province, Indonesia. The project drew upon the engineering and environmental skills and expertise of our employees to design a bridge that would help connect the islands’ inhabitants and help them safely cross the difficult waters of the Ciliman river.
Working in partnership with the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) we designed and delivered a new network of main trunk sewers and secondary lines to manage the collection of sewage from residential areas and convey it to a sewage treatment plant in the southeast of the village.