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Peru's tax swap program for infra projects tops US$450mn
Peruvian infrastructure investments through the tax swap program Obras por Impuestos have reached 1.29bn soles (US$450mn) since the program's implementation, state news agency Andina reported.
September 19, 2014 – BNamericas

Brazil proposes US$4.2bn in highway works
The administration of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff proposed a bill with 9.87bn reais (US$4.23bn) in investments to improve the country's highway network in 2015.
September 19, 2014 – BNamericas

Colombia changes rules to speed up infra projects
Colombia has changed compensation rules when the state purchases or expropriates properties, in a move to speed up and ease the financial cost of infrastructure projects.
September 19, 2014 – BNamericas

New expressway for Shenzhen city in China
Work is now being carried out on a new expressway around the Chinese city of Shenzhen.
September 18, 2014 – World Highways

Road building expansion in China's Jiangxi Province
A major programme of highway development is being seen in China's Jiangxi Province. The rate of highway construction is being increased and the authorities are aiming to boost the network to a total of 5,000km by the end of 2015 and 6,000km by the end of 2016.
September 18, 2014 – World Highways

Bolivia launches three road tenders
Bolivia's highway authority ABC has launched three road tenders to improve connectivity in Cochabamba and Santa Cruz departments, according to government documents.
September 17, 2014 – BNamericas

2 groups vie for US$720mn Colombian highway
Two groups have submitted bids in a tender for the construction and operation of Colombia's 1.37tn-peso (US$720mn) Río Magdalena 2 highway.
September 17, 2014 – BNamericas

Argos to expand output with US$450mn cement plant
Colombia's largest cement firm Cementos Argos will be expanding production with the construction of a new US$450mn cement plant in the country's Boyacá department.
September 17, 2014 – BNamericas

Brazil's urban mobility sector awaits US$1bn in federal funds
Brazil's federal government has yet to disburse some 2.45bn reais (US$1.05bn) in funding for its 2014 urban mobility and traffic budget.
September 16, 2014 – BNamericas

Mexico City sets price tag for metro repair works
Repairs on Mexico City's problem-plagued No. 12 metro line will cost 450mn pesos (US$34mn), with works expected to last until February.
September 16, 2014 – BNamericas

Four Colombia highway concessions delayed
Colombia plans to award the construction of four more highways by November, as part of a US$25bn plan to expand and improve road quality and logistics, President Juan Manuel Santos said.
September 16, 2014 – BNamericas

World Bank, Rio seek urban infrastructure planners
Rio de Janeiro state's civil works department Seobras and the World Bank are seeking consultants to plan strategies under Brazil's US$48mn public management and integrated development program Progestão.
September 15, 2014 – BNamericas

Colombia signs highway contracts for US$3.2bn
Colombia has signed five highway contracts for 5.8tn pesos (US$3.2bn), the first in the country's so-called 4G plan.
September 15, 2014 – BNamericas

CAF to provide US$150mm for Lima's No. 2 line
Latin American development bank CAF will provide US$150mn in financing for the construction of Lima's No. 2 metro line.
September 15, 2014 – BNamericas

New Indian road projects under construction
The authorities in India have revealed that a series of major road projects are commencing.
September 15, 2014 – World Highways

Infrastructure spending in Croatia to boost transportation
The Croatian Government is prioritising infrastructure spending in a bid to improve transport connections throughout the whole country.
September 15, 2014 – World Highways

Plans in hand for Kerch Strait bridge crossing
Russian contractors are working on plans to build the new Kerch Strait bridge crossing. The project to build the bridge and the necessary access roads looks likely to cost some US$6.85 billion, political considerations aside.
September 12, 2014 – World Highways

Brazil grants permit to expand Paraná airport
Brazil's civil aviation authority SAC has granted an environmental license to expand Paraná state's Umuarama airport, the federal government said in a release.
September 12, 2014 – BNamericas

Brazil approves Vale's US$4.7bn railway project
Brazil's transport ministry has approved a plan from Vale to carry out 10.7bn reais (US$4.68bn) in railway infrastructure works.
September 12, 2014 – BNamericas

HPH begins US$193mn phase of Lázaro Cárdenas port upgrade
Hong-Kong based Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) has begun the second phase of the container terminal upgrade at Mexico's Lázaro Cárdenas port in Michoacán state.
September 12, 2014 – BNamericas

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