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Bolivia to hike 2016 budget by 3.5% (login required)
The Bolivian government plans to increase next year's budget by 3.5% as President Evo Morales boosts investment in infrastructure in a bid to make landlocked Andean country's exports more competitive.
November 25, 2015 – BNamericas

Colombia awards design, study contracts for 2 new highways (login required)
Colombia's non-concession road authority Invias has awarded contracts for engineering studies and design for two new highways.
November 23, 2015 – BNamericas

Brazil-Paraguay to begin building 2nd bi-national bridge in 2016 (login required)
Public officials from Brazil and Paraguay have met to discuss advances in the project to construct the second bi-national bridge between the two countries.
November 20, 2015 – BNamericas

Local firms to guide internationals in Uruguay's PPP drive (login required)
Uruguayan firms will play a crucial role in the development of projects to be carried out as public-private partnerships (PPP), Alexis Gerschuni, senior analyst at the Uruguayan finance ministry's PPP unit, told BNamericas.
November 19, 2015 – BNamericas

Peru's Ransa betting on 2016 infrastructure growth (login required)
Peru's largest infrastructure and transport logistics operator Ransa is betting that a series of infrastructure, mining and energy projects will boost revenues next year after a "difficult" 2015, a senior executive said.
November 18, 2015 – BNamericas

Bolivia readies El Niño infra spending (login required)
Bolivia's state highway agency ABC plans to spend up to 300mn bolivianos (US$42mn) on an emergency infrastructure program as the Andean region braces for the upcoming El Niño phenomenon.
November 17, 2015 – BNamericas

São Paulo to announce transport concessions program (login required)
Brazil's São Paulo state government will soon announce a state-wide transportation infrastructure concessions program that involves public-private partnerships for highways, regional airports, and collective transportation works such as bus routes.
November 16, 2015 – BNamericas

Myanmar highway project proposal put forward
Plans are moving forward in Myanmar for the construction of a new highway link.
November 13, 2015 – World Highways

Alstom says all aboard its Rio light rail (login required)
France's Alstom will continue to focus on developing light rail vehicles and supplying rolling stock for Latin American projects, senior VP for Latin America transport, Michel Boccaccio, told BNamericas.
November 13, 2015 – BNamericas

Top 10 BRT projects in Latin America (login required)
The challenges of financing construction of underground railways in Latin America, estimated at US$70m-100mn per kilometer, opens up opportunities for less costly solutions, such as BRTs, which require about US$10mn/km.
November 12, 2015 – BNamericas

Non-res permits increased in September, StatsCan reports
For the first time in three months, building permits for the non-residential sector saw an increase in September, Statistics Canada reports.
November 10, 2015 – On-Site

Brazil's Ceará state prepares Pecém port expansion (login required)
Brazil's Ceará state port administrator, Cearáportos, has kicked off studies for phase three expansion plans at Pecém port in the city of São Gonçalo do Amarante.
November 10, 2015 – BNamericas

Ontario building 30 new schools
Ontario is investing $498 million in new and renovated schools as well as new child care spaces, according to a statement from the Ministry of Education today.
November 9, 2015 – On-Site

Strategic projects key to Colombia development (login required)
As many as 70 strategic projects have been identified for development in Colombia's Caribe region and Santander department by a study sponsored by the national government, Microsoft and international think tank Fundación Metrópoli.
November 9, 2015 – BNamericas

Chile awarded loan to beef up public works ministry (login required)
The World Bank has approved a US$41mn loan for the government of Chile for the institutional strengthening of the country's public works ministry (MOP) in areas of water and public infrastructure planning and concessions.
November 6, 2015 – BNamericas

Mexico City-Toluca train pushed back a year (login required)
The Mexico City-Toluca high-speed train will start operations in 2018, a year later than scheduled.
November 5, 2015 – BNamericas

The 5 critical freight logistics projects for Brazil's southeast (login required)
Completing the five most important projects to ensure the efficient transport of goods in the southeastern region of Brazil would cut freight logistics costs by some 5.18bn reais (US$1.37bn) per year, according to national industry federation (CNI).
November 4, 2015 – BNamericas

Works for Paraguay's first BRT to start in 2016 (login required)
Construction works are expected to begin in 2Q16 for the project to build Paraguayan capital Asunción's first-ever bus rapid transit (BRT) system, known as Metrobús.
November 3, 2015 – BNamericas

Chile announces road projects, including for the Autopista del Sol
The Chilean government has announced around 800 road projects for 2016, mostly linked to road concessions, costing about US$1.44 billion.
November 2, 2015 – World Highways

FCC consortium to build Colombia tunnel project
A consortium led by Spanish company FCC has been awarded a contract for the Toyo tunnel project, including design, construction, operation and maintenance of the tunnel in the Urabá Port, around 80 kilometres from Medellín, Colombia.
November 2, 2015 – World Highways

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