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Bids in works for prod’n facility

By the end of July, the Egyptian Radio & Television Union will be calling for detailed bids and contractual terms from the six pre-qualified international consortia for the first technical stage of the giant Media Production City, now under development near Cairo.

The upcoming tender is for equipment and construction of the first four soundstages of the TV and cinema production facility located on a 500-acre tract of land at Sixth of October city, a desert development community some 10 miles southwest of the Great Pyramids of Giza.

Pre-qualified bidders on the technical phase are consortia led by AT&T, Sumitomo Corp. (Japan), Philips (Netherlands), Sony Europe (U.K.), Thomson (France), and RTI (Italy).

Target time for the first four soundstages to be operational is late 1997, according to Mahmoud Khattab, ERTU projects director.

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