US-based Hill International has been appointed as project management consultant for the construction of the new National Cancer Institute in Cairo, Egypt.

Hill International was awarded the four-year $3.6m contract on 11 February. The medical centre will be located at the 6th October City area in Cairo.

The cancer research centre will contain a 360-bed hospital, in addition to a hospice and palliative care centre. The complex will include separate buildings for housing doctors and nurses, and a guest house.

The award of the contract shows that Egypt is still pressing ahead with projects despite protests that lead to the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak on 11 February.

Hill International is also managing the Grand Egyptian Museum project on the outskirts of Cairo, as part of a joint venture with the local Ehaf Consulting Engineers.

MEED recently reported that Egypt’s Culture Ministry has issued tender documents for the estimated $480m contract to build the 108,000-square-metre museum.

The scope of the project includes the construction of exhibition galleries, a cultural and educational centre, a conference centre, retail outlets, restaurants and landscaping.

The museum will be located in Giza, located 20 kilometres southwest of central Cairo. The site of the new museum is located 2km west of the pyramids at the Giza plateau (MEED 4:2:11).