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Nov 1, 2017

Hill International Receives a Contract from the European Investment Bank to Support the Cairo Metro

PHILADELPHIA and CAIRO, Egypt, Nov. 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that it has received a contract from the European Investment Bank, financed under the European Union's Neighbourhood Investment Facility, to provide project management and technical assistance support services for the Cairo Metro - Line 3 project. The six-year contract has an estimated value to Hill of approximately USD4.4 million.

The Egyptian National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) is constructing this new mass transit system in response to a growing population and escalating traffic and roadway problems. The transit master plan includes six metro lines, two of which are complete (Line 1 and Line 2) and a third (Line 3), which is partially in operation. Line 3 is being constructed in phases.  Phase 1 is currently operational, phase 2 is partially operational and phase 3 has also commenced. Hill's scope pertains to Line 3, phase 3, and entails providing technical assistance to NAT.

Line 3 connects Attaba in east-central Cairo with Abbasia and Heliopolis to the northeast. When complete, the line will extend from the northwest of the Greater Cairo area at Imbaba to the northeast serving the Cairo International Airport. The total length of the line will be approximately 30.6 km of which 28.1 km is an underground section and the rest of the line, about 2.5 km, will be on grade.

"Cairo is the largest city in Africa and ranked as one of the most densely populated cities in the world. This metro system will have an immense impact on Cairo's traffic congestion and the quality of life of its citizens," said Waleed Abdel-Fattah, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Hill's North Africa Region. "We are extremely proud to be part of such an important initiative," he added.

Hill International, with more than 3,000 professionals in more than 50 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management and other consulting services to clients in a variety of market sectors. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the eighth-largest construction management firm in the United States. For more information on Hill, please visit our website at

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Hill International, Inc.
Elizabeth J. Zipf, LEED AP BD+C
Senior Vice President
Hill International, Inc.
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