updated 12/27/2010 12:17:04 PM ET 2010-12-27T17:17:04

MARLTON, N.J. and THANH DUC COMMUNE, Vietnam, Dec. 27, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that it has received a contract to provide project management services from Phu An Investment Construction and Infrastructure Development JSC in connection with the $600 million Happyland Theme Park and KT Entertainment City in Vietnam. The 40-month contract has an estimated value to Hill of approximately $16.9 million.

The Happyland Theme Park is planned to be Southeast Asia's greatest tourist attraction, serving the recreational and entertainment needs of both domestic residents and foreign tourists. The theme park will be developed on a prime riverside location in Thanh Duc, Ben Luc, Long An. It will have a land area of around 340 hectares (816 acres) for phase 1 and around 350 hectares (864 acres) for phase 2, and is expected to have its grand opening in 2014.

"This is the most ambitious project that we've managed in the region," said Raouf S. Ghali, President of Hill's Project Management Group (International). "We are extremely excited to be part of such a hallmark project for Vietnam," Ghali added.

Hill International, with 2,600 employees in 90 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management and construction claims and consulting services. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the 8th largest construction management firm in the United States. For more information on Hill, please visit our website at www.hillintl.com .

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          johnpaolin@hillintl.com

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