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Costain Civil Engineering has been asked to bid by the United States Army Corps of Engineers for two air base rebuilding contracts in Kuwait. The firm is the only British company among 15 mainly American firms which are tendering for work at Ali Al-Salem and Ahmed Al Jaber air bases.The two jobs - tenders are due back on September 9 and 13 respectively - are part of a £65 million corps contract agreed with the Kuwaiti government on August 7.

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