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Ecuador tenders US$32mn roadwork project (login required)
Ecuador's transport and public works ministry (MTOP) launched a US$32mn tender to upgrade and carry out maintenance work on 180km of roads in the center-north of the country, the UN Development Business website reported.
October 31, 2014 – BNamericas

El Salvador launches road improvement tenders (login required)
El Salvador's public works ministry (MOP) launched two tenders to upgrade rural roads in the departments of Chalatenango and Morazán.
October 30, 2014 – BNamericas

Pará readies US$250mn infra plan (login required)
Brazil's Pará state capital Belém is planning to kick off 2015 with US$250mn in water and road works under phase two of its Nova Estrada watershed basin project Promaben, a spokesperson told BNamericas.
October 29, 2014 – BNamericas

New connection linking major Dutch highways
In the Netherlands plans are in hand for a new connection between the A50 and N279 highways.
October 29, 2014 – World Highways

Ethiopia awards road construction projects
The Ethiopian Roads Authority (ERA) has awarded US$1107 million of road construction projects to China Hunan Hunda Road & Bridge Construction and Spanish company UTE Elsamex.
October 28, 2014 – World Highways

Mexico roundup: US$2.1bn infra budget, Querétaro train project, SCT appointments (login required)
The infrastructure committee of Mexico's lower house called for a 28.1bn-peso (US$2.1bn) increase in the 2015 budget for transport and communications works.
October 28, 2014 – BNamericas

CAF raising up to US$2bn for Colombian infra projects (login required)
Latin American development bank CAF is urging Colombian institutional investors to put their money into a fund to develop much-needed infrastructure projects, an official said at the BNamericas 5th South America Infrastructure Summit.
October 27, 2014 – BNamericas

2015 seen as year of adjustment for Brazil railways (login required)
Next year will be a year of adjustment for Brazil's railway industry, Vicente Abate, president of national rail equipment manufacturers' association Abifer, told BNamericas.
October 24, 2014 – BNamericas

Morocco's new national road plan
Morocco's Ministry for Infrastructure and Transport is developing a new national road plan.
October 23, 2014 – World Highways

2 groups vying for Rio metro line consultancy (login required)
Rio de Janeiro state has shortlisted two consortiums for the 35.5mn-real (US$15.8mn) consultancy tender to prepare a basic plan to build the No. 4 metro line in time for the 2016 Olympics.
October 23, 2014 – BNamericas

Morocco's new national road plan
Morocco's Ministry for Infrastructure and Transport is developing a new national road plan.
October 23, 2014 – World Highways

New congestion busting plan for Philippines
A new transport plan is being drawn up in the Philippines in a bid to deal with the country's frequent traffic delays.
October 22, 2014 – World Highways

Paraguay receives 13 bids for Chaco roadworks (login required)
Paraguay's public works and communications ministry MOPC closed bidding on a 1,625km roadworks contract in the Chaco region.
October 22, 2014 – BNamericas

BMI: Slow Infrastructure Recovery Ahead for Argentina
BMI View: We forecast a return to growth for Argentina's construction industry at 1.1% in 2015 after an estimated contraction of 2% in 2014.
October 21, 2014 – AEM

Peruvian highway has highest tunnel
A new tunnel connection is helping boost connectivity in Peru, improving access to remote areas
October 21, 2014 – World Highways

Mexico roundup: Metro trust fund, Coahuila bypass launch and 2015 highway budget (login required)
The Mexico City government established a 2bn-peso (US$148mn) trust fund for improvements to the capital's metro system.
October 21, 2014 – BNamericas

Chile's Chacao bridge secures financing (login required)
The consortium in charge of building Chile's 360bn-peso (US$610mn) Chacao bridge has secured financing for the project.
October 20, 2014 – BNamericas

Over 20 companies competing for US$765mn São Paulo tunnel project (login required)
Over 20 companies are competing for a 1.89bn-real (US$765mn) tender in Brazil's São Paulo state to build an underwater tunnel between the coastal cities of Santos and Guarujá, state highway company Dersa said in a release.
October 17, 2014 – BNamericas

Brazil losing ground in transportation infrastructure - World Bank (login required)
Brazil is behind in transportation infrastructure and logistics when compared to many other countries, according to the World Bank's commercial practices and competitiveness manager Mona Haddad, news service Agência Estado reported
October 16, 2014 – BNamericas

Siberian spending on road infrastructure
A budget in excess of US$1.09 billion has been set for road infrastructure spending in Russia's Krasnoyarsk Region (Siberia).
October 15, 2014 – World Highways

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