MARLTON, N.J. and SAMAWAH, Iraq, Dec. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that it has received a contract from the Iraq Ministry of Youth and Sports to provide design review and construction management services in connection with the Al Samawah Olympic Stadium in Samawah, Iraq. The 28-month contract has an estimated value to Hill of approximately IQD 2.6 billion ($2.2 million).
The new Olympic-sized, 20,000-seat stadium, which will be designed to comply with FIFA standards, is expected to have a construction cost of approximately IQD 70.9 billion ($61.0 million). This is the third sports stadium in Iraq whose construction is being managed by Hill.
"The Ministry of Youth and Sports continues to show confidence in Hill and that makes me very proud of our team in Iraq," said Mohammed Al Rais, Senior Vice President and Managing Director (Middle East) for Hill's Project Management Group.
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