A unit of Tetra Tech Inc. has been awarded two task orders for sustainable water projects in rural Afghanistan and sub-Saharan Africa that have a combined value of more than $69 million.

The Pasadena provider of engineering, construction, and technical services said the task orders will be executed under a U.S. Agency for International Development contract held by its ARD Inc. unit.

The three-year, $51.8 million Afghanistan project will include installation and maintenance of clean water delivery systems as well as health and hygiene outreach. The four-year, $17.7 million African project aims to strengthen governance systems and foster reform in water and sanitation utilities in sub-Saharan Africa.

“One of the first needs to be addressed in developing countries is supplying clean water,” Chief Executive Dan Batrack said in a statement. “We are pleased to have been chosen by USAID to support its mission in these important regions of the world.”

Tetra Tech shares were down 12 cents, or less than 1 percent, to $26.49 in midday trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

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