The Egyptian Holding Company for Airports and Air Navigation (Ehcaan) is inviting consultants to submit bids by 15 November for a contract to provide services for an air transport policy of Egypt and strategic options.

Ehcaan is also due to award a consultancy contract, which involves carrying out a detailed inventory of all airport-related fees and taxes

The scope involves creating policy options for Egypt, an inventory of current bilateral air service agreements for Egypt, legal implications for further liberalisation of air services, expected market developments, risks and opportunities for Egypt’s national carrier and policy recommendation for the next 10 years.

The consultancy contract is due to be implemented in the first quarter of 2011 and will take seven months to carry out.

Ehcaan is also due to award a consultancy contract, which involves carrying out a detailed inventory of all airport-related fees and taxes and a traffic forecast. In a separate deal, Ehcaan also invited consultants to submit expressions of interest in developing new air traffic control infrastructure and management strategies for terminal two at Cairo International airport by 31 March. This contract was due to be implemented in the second quarter of 2010 (MEED 22:3:10).

Egypt is currently planning a $400m renovation of terminal two at Cairo International airport. Cairo Airport Company, a division of Ehcaan, prequalified six companies for the deal in August. Companies are invited to submit bids for the construction contract by 20 December.