Malaysian firm wins Syrian airport deal

Malaysia's Mahibbah Engineering has won a US $59 million construction contract at Damascus International Airport, Syria.

Malaysia's Mahibbah Engineering has won a US $59 million construction contract at Damascus International Airport, Syria.

According to a company statement, the design and build contract involves the rehabilitation and upgrading of the existing passenger terminal building, roads, car parks and parking apron. Work is expected to get underway within the first quarter of 2008 and will take one year to complete.

The client is the Government of the Syria.

This is Muhibbah Engineering's third contract win in the Middle East.

The company was awarded a $366 million contract last November to build the catering facility for the new Doha International Airport in Qatar. Work is expected to be completed in February 2010.

And in 2006 the company was awarded a contract from YEMGAS FZCO on the Yemen LNG jetty works.

Muhibbah Engineering is also eyeing other infrastructure work across the Middle East.

The Syrian project is expected to contribute positively to the company's earnings in the financial year ending 31 December.

The company's other activities include the design, manufacture, supply and servicing of cranes and building and repairing ships.

Other than Malaysia, the firm also operates in Cambodia and Singapore.

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