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Over 20 companies competing for US$765mn São Paulo tunnel project
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

Paraguay eyes record infra projects for Q4
Paraguay plans to award infrastructure projects for a record US$758mn in the last three months of the year, public works ministry MOPC said in a statement.
October 15, 2014 – BNamericas

Six new highways for India's Gujarat State
In India work is in hand for six new highways in Gujarat State. Approval for the projects has been given by the Indian Government.
October 14, 2014 – World Highways

UN: LatAm needs to invest US$320bn a year in infrastructure (login required)
Latin America and the Caribbean need to invest US$320bn a year until 2020 to satisfy the region's infrastructure needs, a UN agency reported.
October 14, 2014 – BNamericas

Hungary to improve roads and invest in highways
Hungary's huge highway programme will see close to ?161 million being spent on upgrading some 500km of the country's network.
October 13, 2014 – World Highways

Mexican construction activity up in August (Login required)
The Mexican construction industry grew 4.5% in August compared to the same month last year, the largest increase in any industrial sector, according to statistics agency Inegi.
October 13, 2014 – BNamericas

Thailand goes big on road projects
Thailand's government is planning to spend nearly US$25 billion in ten years from 2016 on overhauling Thailand's road and rail transport infrastructure.
October 10, 2014 – World Highways

Mexico to complete works for US$943mn in Michoacán (login required)
Mexico's government will complete 59 initiatives this year for a total investment of 12.6bn pesos (US$943mn) under its Michoacán plan, transport and communications ministry (SCT) said in a release.
October 10, 2014 – BNamericas

Mexico calls tender for Progreso port road access (login required)
Mexico's transport and communications ministry (SCT) has published an international tender for construction of a new access road to Progreso port in Yucatán state.
October 9, 2014 – BNamericas

Keystone Be Darned: Canada Finds Oil Route Around Obama
So you're the Canadian oil industry and you do what you think is a great thing by developing a mother lode of heavy crude beneath the forests and muskeg of northern Alberta.
October 8, 2014 – Bloomberg

Mexico puts Tamaulipas road project out to international tender
Mexico's transport and communications ministry (SCT) has published an international tender for construction of a new intersection for the Reynosa Sur bypass in Tamaulipas state.
October 8, 2014 – BNamericas

Rio Grande do Sul to tender air-powered monorail construction
Canoas city hall in Brazil's Rio Grande do Sul state is planning a tender for the construction of a 13.7km pneumatically powered monorail, called Aeromovel.
October 8, 2014 – BNamericas

Groups dispute contract to plan US$1.3bn Brazilian railway
Two consortiums are disputing a contract to prepare a basic plan for the construction of the 750km Leste-Oeste (east-west) railroad budgeted at more than 3bn reais (US$1.25bn) in Brazil's Santa Catarina state.
October 8, 2014 – BNamericas

Key road opportunities are emerging in Russia
Stroytransgaz has won US$124.7 million contract to reconstruct 4.4km of the A-104 Moscow - Dmitrov - Dubna highway.
October 8, 2014 – World Highways

Key toll road projects underway in Indonesia
Work is progressing on the second phase of a new tolled highway in Indonesia, with a consortium carrying out the construction of the connection between Kualanamu and Tebing Tinggi.
October 7, 2014 – World Highways

Brazil's Rousseff to face Neves in runoff
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will face pro-business senator Aécio Neves in a runoff on October 26.
October 7, 2014 – BNamericas

Mexico roundup: Mexico City airport meeting, Quintana Roo port infrastructure, port efficiency
Mexico's transport and communications (SCT) minister Gerardo Ruiz convened a second meeting of the board overseeing the new Mexico City airport to discuss progress on the 169bn peso (US$12.6bn) project.
October 7, 2014 – BNamericas

Ten Latin American ports make global top 100
Ten Latin American ports have been ranked among the world's top 100 in a list compiled by Containerisation International and Lloyd's List.
October 7, 2014 – BNamericas

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