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Cost of bridge across Kerch Strait between Russia and Crimea doubles
The cost of building a bridge across the Kerch Strait between the Kerch Peninsula of Crimea and the Taman Peninsula of Russia's Krasnodar Krai may be double the initial forecast, according to Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov.
April 16, 2014 – World Highways

São Paulo calls US$4.6bn tender to extend metro line 2
São Paulo city metro company CMSP has launched a 10.1bn-real (US$4.57bn) tender for the extension of metro line 2, also known as the green line, the state government said in a release.
April 15, 2014 – BNamericas

Peru's US$12bn infra project portfolio shows strong PPP model, says Fitch
Peru's multibillion dollar infrastructure investment plan shows strong momentum for the use of public-private partnership (PPP) investment frameworks in the country, even if all the projects are unlikely to be completed, Fitch Ratings agency said in a report.
April 15, 2014 – BNamericas

Five Mexican infrastructure projects make top 100 project list for Latin America
Five Mexican infrastructure projects have made it into the top 100 strategic infrastructure projects under development in Latin America, according to a report from consultancy CG/LA.
April 14, 2014 – BNamericas

MOPC to tender roadworks
Paraguay's public works ministry (MOPC) will launch in the next few days an international tender for the asphalt paving of the 57km Vaquería-Ruta 10 highway, the ministry said in a release.
April 14, 2014 – BNamericas

Highway projects underway in Brazil
Work is underway securing the finances for key highway projects in Brazil.
April 11, 2014 – World Highways

Colombia to begin receiving bids for 9 hwy concessions totaling US$5.6bn
Colombia's national infrastructure agency ANI is set to begin receiving offers on Friday for nine highway tenders, totaling 11tn-peso (US$5.64bn), under its fourth generation (4G) concession program.
April 11, 2014 – BNamericas

Chile's Chacao bridge construction moves forward
The consortium in charge of the construction of Chile's US$700mn Chacao bridge will create next week a special purpose company for the project and by the end of the month will receive fiscal land to move on with the work.
April 11, 2014 – BNamericas

Odebrecht Transport consortium tipped for key road project in Parana, Brazil
A consortium headed by Odebrecht Transport that has Tucuman Engenharia, Goetze Lobato Engenharia and America Empreendimento is reported to be the favourite to land a project to widen PR-323 motorway in Brazil's Parana state through a public-private partnership.
April 9, 2014 – World Highways

Odebrecht, Construcap prepare for US$115mn hospital PPP in Brazil
Brazilian construction companies Norberto Odebrecht and Construcap CCPS Engenharia have each submitted feasibility studies aimed at preparing a 263mn-real (US$120mn) hospital management concession in São Paulo state's Sorocaba city.
April 9, 2014 – BNamericas

Peru awards two hospital projects to Sacyr
Spanish construction group Sacyr won two contracts totaling 81mn euros (US$111mn) for medical facilities in central Peru.
April 9, 2014 – BNamericas

Rousseff confirms Brazil's PAC 3 infrastructure plan
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has confirmed plans to implement phase 3 of the country's multibillion dollar growth acceleration plan PAC, according to a federal government release.
April 8, 2014 – BNamericas

Chamber outlines 10 infrastructure priorities for Colombia's presidential candidates
Colombia needs to develop a long-term master transport plan, the country's infrastructure chamber (CCI) wrote in a document outlining what it believes should be the 10 infrastructure priorities for the presidential candidates.
April 8, 2014 – BNamericas

Lafarge and Holcim propose merger of equals
The world's two largest construction materials producers, Lafarge and Holcim, have proposed to merge in an all-share deal.
April 7, 2014 – International Construction

Argentina watch: Santa Fe hospital, Iguazú and Clisa
Central Argentina's Santa Fe province announced a tender for second phase construction works at the new Reconquista hospital for 34mn pesos (US$4.3mn). The work includes the installation of storm discharges and wastewater pipes, among others, and is expected to last 12 months.
April 7, 2014 – BNamericas

Brazil launches tender for US$1.9bn highway PPP
Brazil's national ground transport agency ANTT has called a 4.31bn-real (US$1.92bn) tender to concession 625km of federal highway BR-153 in Tocantins and Goiás states, according to a transport ministry release.
April 7, 2014 – BNamericas

Asphalt shortage in Mexico delaying road building?
Mexico's road building programme could be hit hard by insufficient asphalt supplies. Bot construction companies and asphalt distributors have warned that the country is suffering a 20% shortage of the material.
April 7, 2014 – World Highways

Mexico roundup: Metro line 12, Michoacán infrastructure and SCT reporting
Damage to Mexico City's metro line 12 was due to a lack of maintenance, according to Mario Lezama, legal representative of the consortium responsible for certifying the project's construction.
April 4, 2014 – BNamericas

Sacyr looks to invest in Colombian road concession projects
Spanish construction firm Sacyr is set to invest around US$1.5 billion in Colombian road concession projects.
April 3, 2014 – World Highways

14.47bn Euros to fix England and Wales local road network, ALARM Survey claims
The 19th Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) Survey published today reports that the estimated cost to get England and Wales' local road network back into reasonable condition has increased to ?14.47 billion (£12 billion) from ?12.06 billion (£10.5 billion) in 2013.
April 3, 2014 – World Highways

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