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Minister: Mexico City needs over a year to fix metro
Mexico City's No. 12 metro line is not due to fully reopen until November 2015, some 18 months after it was shut down amid safety fears.
October 1, 2014 – BNamericas

Brazil planning US$980mn waterway PPP
Brazil's federal government is planning a public-private partnership (PPP) for phase one of a 2.4bn-real (US$979mn) waterway project.
October 1, 2014 – Bnamericas

Brazil postpones Rio port works bid deadline
Brazil's special ports department SEP extended its bid submission deadline for a tender to carry out channel works at Rio de Janeiro port, according to a federal government release.
October 1, 2014 – BNamericas

Brazil's Centro-Oeste railway awarded environmental permit
Brazil's environment regulator Ibama has granted an environmental permit for the construction of the EF-354 railroad, also known as the Integração Centro-Oeste railway (FICO), running through the states of Goiás, Mato Grosso and Rondônia, federal news service Agência Brasil reported.
September 30, 2014 – BNamericas

IDB, World Bank seek Ceará infra consultants
IDB and the World Bank's International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) are seeking consultants for infrastructure improvement programs in Brazil's Ceará state worth some US$854mn.
September 30, 2014 – BNamericas

Chile: Rail to play bigger freight sector role
Chile's transport ministry plans to reshape the country's cargo sector in a move to reduce logistics costs and ease road traffic congestion, El Mercurio newspaper reported.
September 30, 2014 – BNamericas

Flooding inevitable if Mexico City airport construction goes ahead - expert
Construction of the new Mexico City airport will inevitably cause flooding due to the location of the proposed site, according to Luis Zambrano, biology researcher at Mexico's Universidad Nacional Autónoma.
September 29, 2014 – BNamericas

Europe helps Brazil implement new railway concession model
Brazil's ground transport agency ANTT and the European Railway Agency (ERA) are working together to implement the former's new railway concession model known as open-access.
September 29, 2014 – BNamericas

Brazil awards South America's first BHLS contract
Brazilian engineering companies Constran Construções and Carioca Engenharia Christiani Nielsen won a tender to build Niterói city's 310mn-real (US$128mn) TransOceânica bus system in Rio de Janeiro state.
September 29, 2014 – BNamericas

Plans in hand for major Ethiopian road program
In Ethiopia plans are in hand for a series of major road projects. The Ethiopian Government has set out a program of road building contracts to expand the country's transportation network.
September 26, 2014 – World Highways

Colombia to study US$1.3bn road PPP proposals
Colombia's finance ministry will study two unsolicited road public-private partnership (PPP) proposals for 2.5tn pesos (US$1.3bn), Portafolio newspaper reported.
September 26, 2014 – BNamericas

Brazil putting US$1.2bn transport infra out to tender
Brazil's transport infrastructure department DNIT is putting waterway dredging and federal highway and bridge construction works worth a total of 2.7bn reais (US$1.2bn) out to tender.
September 26, 2014 – BNamericas

Mexico roundup: SCT investment, trucking regulations and Hurricane Odile reconstruction
Private investment in Mexico's infrastructure sector is set to reach some 36.3bn pesos (US$2.71bn) this year, according to the transport and communications ministry (SCT).
September 26, 2014 – BNamericas

ACP: Further Panama Canal expansion complete within 25 years
A further expansion of the Panama Canal could be complete within the next 25 years, according to the Panama Canal administrator (ACP) head Jorge Quijano.
September 25, 2014 – BNamericas

Chile advances hospital construction plan
Chile's government is moving forward with the construction of eight hospitals after granting public works ministry MOP the authority to build them.
September 25, 2014 – BNamericas

Major Turkish tunnel projects underway
A new tunnel will connect the coastal town of Rize with Erzurum in Turkey. The 14.3km Ovit Tunnel is costing US$270.3 million to construct and is due to open to traffic in 2016.
September 24, 2014 – World Highways

New highway investment for Moscow
A series of highway projects are either underway or being planned in Russian capital Moscow.
September 24, 2014 – World Highways

Paraguay begins airport prefeasibility studies
Paraguay has begun prefeasibility studies for the construction of a new airport terminal in capital Asunción, public works ministry MOPC said in a statement.
September 24, 2014 – BNamericas

Colombia senator slams 'express' environmental licensing
Colombia's recently announced plan to speed up environmental permitting for infrastructure and extractive industry projects is "irresponsible and damaging" to the nation, according to senator Jorge Robledo.
September 24, 2014 – BNamericas

Brazil greenlights Bahia port complex
Brazil's environment regulator Ibama, following concerns earlier this month, has approved an installation license to build the two-terminal Porto Sul port complex in Bahia state.
September 24, 2014 – BNamericas

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