Five prequalified US groups have been invited to bid by a revised closing date of 13 January 2002 for a contract to build water and wastewater facilities in the Middle Egypt areas of El-Minya, Beni Suef and El-Fayoum. The project is financed by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Total costs are estimated at up to $200 million.
The prequalifiers are understood to be Morganti, Washington Group, Contrack International, Black & Veatch Internationaland ABB SUSA. The consultant on the project is Harza Engineeringof the US (MEED 28:9:01).
US companies are also preparing to bid for another USAID-financed scheme in Mansoura, entailing the expansion of wastewater facilities in the Delta town. The closing date had been fixed for the end of October. However, contractors say there is expected to be an extension.