Byline: JAMES ROSSITER;JAKE LLOYD-SMITH
BRITISH companies eager to secure a slice of reconstruction work in Iraq are inundating Bechtel, the main US project manager, with statements of interest.
A London-based spokesman for Bechtel said: "We are having four or five approaches an hour."
Engineering and construction companies Costain, Balfour Beattie and Amey are hopeful they can win some of the more sophisticated subcontracts.
San Francisco-based Bechtel was awarded a $680 million ([pounds sterling]425 million) contract by the US Agency for Internat ional Development (USAID) for the preliminary reconstruction work.
The programme will …