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The Turkish government is looking for civils contractors capable of delivering the proposed Ilisu Dam after Balfour Beatty and Italian construction giant Impregilo pulled out of the project last week. Balfour Beatty withdrew from the consortium lined up to build Ilisu, to be sited on the River Tigris, on the grounds that continued involvement was 'not commercially viable', a spokesman said. But the Turkish Embassy in London said its government 'is determined to proceed'.

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