International Construction / Infrastructure Articles
Chile starts US$400mn hospital tender
Chile's public works ministry MOP has started the tender process for the US$394mn reconstruction and operation of Santiago's Sótero del Río hospital, which was damaged by the strong earthquake that shook the country almost four years ago.
December 2, 2013 – BNamericas
New road and bridge investment for Guatemala
The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) is providing a US$400 million loan to Guatemala for rural road construction.
November 29, 2013 – World Highways
Brisbane to build combined road/rail tunnel
Australia's Queensland Government has revealed concept designs for what would be the world's first double-deck bus and rail tunnel to replace the planned Cross River Rail project.
November 22, 2013 – World Highways
New tunnel link for Rio de Janeiro
Excavation work is now underway in Brazil for the Transolimpica tunnel. The US$688.6 million project forms part of the preparation works for the 2016 Olympic Games.
November 20, 2013 – World Highways
Cost increases for major Chilean highway project
The cost of Chile's Vespucio Oriente highway project is increasing, while its completion also looks set to be delayed.
November 20, 2013 – World Highways
More than 75% of Brazil's cities lack urban mobility plans
More than 75% of Brazil's cities and towns with more than 20,000 inhabitants do not have urban mobility plans, president of metro engineers and architects association Aeamesp, José Geraldo Baião, told BNamericas.
November 20, 2013 – BNamericas
Odebrecht, Invepar among bidders for Galeão, Confins airport tenders
At least four groups have submitted proposals for Brazil's tenders to concession the international airports of Galeão, in Rio de Janeiro city, and Confins near Minas Gerais state capital Belo Horizonte, budgeted at some 15.1bn reais (US$6.66bn).
November 19, 2013 – BNamericas
"No one can stop me": Maduro wins right to govern Venezuela by decree
Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro has been granted the right to rule by decree for a year after the country's national assembly approved the controversial "Ley Habilitante" on Thursday, according to a government release.
November 18, 2013 – BNamericas
Mexican lawmakers approve 2014 budget including US$537mn for Guerrero
Mexican lawmakers have approved the 2014 national budget, assigning 7bn pesos (US$537mn) for reconstruction works in Guerrero state following tropical storms Manuel and Ingrid, according to a release from the lower house.
November 15, 2013 – BNamericas
Mexico's SCT to complete US$3.05bn infrastructure projects by year-end
Mexico's transport and communications ministry (SCT) plans to complete 40bn pesos (US$3.05bn) worth of highway, port and telecommunications infrastructure by December, said SCT head Gerardo Ruiz during a speech to mark national postal workers day.
November 14, 2013 – BNamericas
Russia invests in infrastructure, transport in Urals region
The authorities in Russia's Urals Region are approving a programme that will see major investment in infrastructure.
November 13, 2013 – World Highways
Brazil, Peru plan bilateral infrastructure projects
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff and Peru's Ollanta Humala met to discuss bilateral infrastructure projects in the areas of transportation, energy, technology, petrochemicals and others.
November 13, 2013 – BNamericas
Nicaraguan council appointed to oversee interoceanic canal construction
The Nicaraguan commission overseeing development of the US$40bn interoceanic canal has approved a resolution for the constitution of the commission's technical advisory committee, following a report by Nicaraguan citizens' rights newspaper El Poder Presidente.
November 12, 2013 – BN Americas
Brazil's Alagoas state to call tender for light rail project
Brazil's Alagoas state government will issue a call for bids at the beginning of 2014 for a light rail system (VLT) project to connect Maceió airport with the center of Maceió city, the state capital.
November 11, 2013 – BN Americas
Bolivian Government to invest US$129.3mn in Moxos-Trinidad road
A project to improve Bolivia's existing 77.8km road between San Ignacio de Moxos and Trinidad will cost US$129.3 million, the government has announced.
November 8, 2013 – World Highways
Roundup: Nicaragua transport loan, Mexico-Chinese collaboration, earthquake reconstruction
The Nicaraguan government has signed a US$91.5mn loan with the IDB to develop the country's transport infrastructure, according to a release from the presidency.
November 8, 2013 – BN Americas
Putin Proposes Spending Welfare Fund on More Transport Projects
Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed on Wednesday that the government consider spending money from a windfall oil revenue fund on additional transportation projects, the Prime business news agency reported.
November 7, 2013 – Ria Novosti
Colombia concludes second stage of FARC talks, while ELN intensifies oil threats
The government of Colombia has reached an agreement on political participation with guerrilla group FARC to conclude the second stage of their ongoing peace negotiations, according to a statement issued Wednesday in Havana, where the deal was signed and where the talks have been taking place..
November 7, 2013 – BN Americas
West Russia to benefit from more than 2bn Euro investment in road upgrades
Road construction and renovation works worth more than ?2billion combined are earmarked for three different areas of west Russia.
November 7, 2013 – World Highways
Nicaraguan canal delegation optimistic after visiting HKND in China
A delegation of Nicaraguan companies and the country's investment promotion agency ProNicaragua is optimistic about the viability of the proposed US$40bn interoceanic canal following a visit to China to meet with the project's concessionaire HKND, according to a release from the government.
November 6, 2013 – BN Americas