So does this include the reconstruction of the Mdeirej bridge as well? I ahve tried to do searches online but I haven't seen anything on its reconstruction.I posted this in another thread but now should go here.
Construction to start on highway project.
Source: MEED Middle East Economic Digest
Publication Date: 04/27/2007
Work is set to start on the estimated Eur 120 million ($163 million), 65.5-kilometre-long highway from Beirut to Masnaa, on the eastern border with Syria.
Turkey's STFA has the construction contract for the 10.5-kilometre Taanayel to Masnaa section. The local Khatib & Alami is the construction supervision consultant. The European Investment Bank is providing funding, and construction is expected to take two years.
The client for the highway, the Council for Development & Reconstruction (CDR), is evaluating bids from seven contractors for the package covering the 15-kilometre section from Mdeirej to Taanayel. The bidders include the local Karagulla with Saudi Arabia's Al-Jazeera Construction. The local Team International is the construction supervision consultant. The Saudi Fund for Development is funding the package and construction is expected to take two-and-a-half years (MEED 9:12:05).
The July-August 2006 war between Hizbollah and Tel Aviv, and the subsequent reconstruction process, has given a boost to highway development projects. "From a construction point of view, by the end of last year we were getting a lot of interest in other projects from aid agencies, with other sections of the pan-Arab highway under preparation," says a CDR source.