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John Aird and Co, a leading British civil engineering business based in London.
1898 Aird offered to accept a deferred payment for the Aswan Dam and Asyut barrage in order to improve irrigation and control on the Nile. As a result the firm was awarded the contract for these barrages.
Further contracts for raising the Aswan Dam and building the Esna barrage followed.