Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Companies compete to establish Grand Egyptian museum

Egypt State Information Service

As many as 40 international companies have applied to an international competition to establish the Grand Egyptian Museum, Minister of Culture Farouq Hosni said on July 19th 2010.

The applicants were cut down to 10 by an international company supervising the construction works, Hosni said.

Arab Contractors Co. and Orascom Construction Industries (OCI) are on the final list, he said, wishing them best of luck in the international competition.

Selection of the construction company will be finalized in August and the operation will kick start as of December, he said, noting the operation will take 26 months.

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