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Cairo Airport Companyhas recommended to the World Bank that a consortium of France’s Bouygues,Besixof Belgium and the local Orascom Construction Industriesbe awarded the contract to expand Cairo International Airport. The group was the third lowest bidder at $360 million when prices were opened, but is understood to have scored highly on the basis of technical proposals, which were opened in early July. The project will be part-financed by a $335 million World Bank loan (MEED 25:6:04; 6:2:04).