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Chinese funding for Senegal road project
Chinese funding will help deliver the construction of a major new road project in Senegal.
September 1, 2015 – World Highways

New road and tunnel project planned for Sweden
Swiss firm Implenia has won the contract to construct the first section of Stockholm's new bypass in a deal worth ?216.7 million.
September 1, 2015 – World Highways

Colombia: Increased infrastructure investment still not enough (login required)
Colombia's turnaround has been nothing short of a modern-day success story, resting largely in efforts to strengthen security within the country and benefitted by the commodity boom which took off in the mid-2000s.
September 1, 2015 – BNamericas

Liberals pledge increased infrastructure investment
Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has pledged dramatic increases in federal infrastructure investment if his party is elected.
August 28, 2015 – On-Site

Integration projects to spur LatAm port sector (Login Required)
Some of Latin America's most exciting port development projects do not actually consider port infrastructure, but rather integration works connecting South America's Atlantic and Pacific coasts.
August 27, 2015 – BNamericas

New road development planned for Siberia
The authorities have set out plans for significant investment in Siberia's roads.
August 27, 2015 – World Highways

Indonesian equipment market heading for recovery
The Indonesian construction equipment market is on a path to sustained recovery, following three years of sharp declines, according to specialist market intelligence company Off-Highway Research
August 26, 2015 – International Construction

New bridge connection from Nigeria to Cameroon
A new bridge is being built linking Cameroon and Nigeria and spanning the Cross River where it forms the border between the two countries.
August 26, 2015 – World Highways

Peru to invest US$200mn in free trade zone infrastructure
Peru is on track to invest a total US$200mn in free trade zone infrastructure along its Pacific coast, a senior government official said.
August 26, 2015 – BNamericas

Mexico developing 5 port projects in Michoacán (Login Required)
Mexico's transport and communications ministry (SCT) is investing 8.2bn pesos (US$487mn) to develop five port projects at Lázaro Cárdenas in Michoacán state on the Pacific coast to boost general cargo, auto sales and the steel industry.
August 25, 2015 – BNamericas

IN BRIEF: Guatemala's former VP arrested in corruption scandal (login required)
Former Guatemalan vice president Roxana Baldetti (pictured) has been arrested by law enforcement officials in capital Guatemala City, local media is reporting.
August 24, 2015 – BNamericas

Chile targets 2018 completion of Bicentenario bridge (Login Required)
The project to finish the partially built Bicentenario bridge in the Chilean city of Concepción, Biobío region (VIII), is advancing, with bids to be opened next month.
August 21, 2015 – BNamericas

Can Chile polish its PPP model? (Login Required)
Renowned for its pro-business investment environment, Chile is looking to improve its public-private partnership model.
August 20, 2015 – BNamericas

ANALYSIS: Will Brazil's Dilma Rousseff go down with her sinking ship? (login required)
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has had a tough few years. Her party is embroiled in the biggest corruption scandal the country has ever seen; Brazil's economy is suffering from a shrinking GDP; and her 8% approval rating is the lowest since the 1992 impeachment of President Fernando Collor de Mello.
August 19, 2015 – BNamericas

Brazil's anti-corruption sweep focusing on stadiums (Login Required)
Disgruntled demonstrators in Brazil protested against President Dilma Rousseff and her PT ruling party on Sunday, blaming them for the 'Lava Jato' or car wash corruption scandal and other fraud investigations now focusing on the 2014 World Cup stadiums.
August 18, 2015 – BNamericas

Brazil attracts 11 companies for port terminal concession planning (login required)
Brazil's special ports department SEP has received expressions of interest from 11 companies wanting to conduct technical, economic and environmental feasibility studies to prepare six upcoming port terminal concession tenders.
August 17, 2015 – BNamericas

Saudi Arabia: four new roads between Jeddah and Makkah announced
Saudi Arabia has announced four projects connecting Jeddah and Makkah that will facilitate faster and smoother travel.
August 13, 2015 – World Highways

Mexico developing 25 ports projects across the country (Login Required)
Mexico's transport and communications ministry (SCT) is developing 25 port projects across the country needing total investment of 67bn pesos (US$4.1bn).
August 13, 2015 – BNamericas

Brazil's PAC infra projects in slow lane (Login Required)
Following Brazil's budget cuts, the pace of infrastructure projects planned under the country's growth acceleration plan, PAC, will slow down by 33%, according to the planning ministry.
August 12, 2015 – BNamericas

Mexico's ICA selling infrastructure assets to pay debt (Login Required)
Mexican construction and engineering giant ICA has increased its total debt and in order to pay it the firm has had to sell some of its infrastructure assets.
August 11, 2015 – BNamericas

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