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Miller Hughes eyes rebuilding opportunities in war-torn Iraq

Chichester-based Miller Hughes Associates has been approached by 'two global construction companies' to aid the reconstruction of Iraq. The practice's managing director Charles Hughes said there was a 'high degree of interest' in the office's work because of two regeneration masterplans it designed for the Iraqi government in the early 1980s.

Hughes told the AJ he believed his practice would also find other ways to work in the war-torn country.

Meanwhile, contracting giant Bechtel has announced that it is set to hold an international conference in London on subcontracts and secondary contracts in the rebuilding process. It has a $680 million (£435 million) deal to restore most of Iraq's infrastructure.

The BCCB's chief executive Colin Adams said the choice of the UK for the conference was significant, insisting British firms could hope to win '15-20 per cent of the reconstruction work' because of the country's involvement in military action.

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