Pöyry has been awarded consultancy assignments for three water projects in Nigeria, West Africa, financed by the World Bank. The total value of the assignments is about EUR 3 million. Pöyry has been engaged for construction supervision in the rehabilitation and extension project of the water supply in Abeokuta. The National Urban Water Sector Reform Project 2004-2010 aims at improving the living standards of the citizens by increasing access to piped water networks in selected urban areas and improving reliability and financial viability of selected urban water utilities. The services are to be carried out between January 2008 and June 2009. Pöyry has been assigned to provide technical assistance to the State Water Boards in Ogun State and Kaduna State. The assignments comprise technical assistance services related to system upgrading and improvement of the day-to-day operation of the water supply schemes of Abeokuta and Kaduna. Commencing in January 2008 the duration of the assignments is 12 months. Pöyry is a global consulting and engineering firm focusing on the energy, forest industry and infrastructure & environment sectors. Pöyry's net sales in 2006 amounted to about EUR 620 million and it employs 7000 experts. PÖYRY PLC Teuvo Salminen Deputy to President and CEO Additional information by: Harald Kipke, Senior Vice President Africa Anglophone, Pöyry Environment GmbH, Germany tel. +49 621 8790-00 www.poyry.com DISTRIBUTION: Major media