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Planned highway upgrade for Mexico's Sonoro State
Plans are in hand to upgrade a major highway in Mexico's Sonoro state. A budget of US$1.6 billion has been set in place for the necessary work.
July 28, 2014 – World Highways

Go-ahead for new Saudi Arabia highway
In Saudi Arabia the go-ahead has been given for a new expressway that will connect Qassim with Makkah.
July 25, 2014 – World Highways

Argentina launches tender for railway infrastructure
Argentina's state railroad company ADIF launched a US$14mn tender for the purchase of contact rails, engineering and monitoring services for its Mitre line.
July 25, 2014 – BNamericas

Brazil tenders Amazonas port works
Brazil's transport infrastructure department DNIT called a tender to prepare basic plans and carry out port terminal construction works along the Solimões river in Amazonas state.
July 25, 2014 – BNamericas

Panama Canal Authority resolves ICA dispute
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has resolved a cost dispute with the ICA-led consortium responsible for excavating the canal's Pacific entrance.
July 25, 2014 – BNamericas

Roundup: Mexico port investment, Costa Rica roads and Honduras PPP
Mexico's transport and commnunications (SCT) minister Gerardo Ruiz opened 1.19bn pesos (US$92mn) worth of infrastructure works in the Pacific coast port of Lázaro Cárdenas.
July 24, 2014 – BNamericas

Colombia awards US$561mn highway
Colombia has awarded the 1.07tn-peso (US$561mn) Perimetral de Oriente de Cundinamarca 4G highway concession to the Shikun-Binui-Grodco group.
July 24, 2014 – BNamericas

Bogota's metro tender delayed until 2015
Colombia has pushed back a tender to build Bogota's first metro line to the first quarter of 2015 following the US$3.6bn project's expansion.
July 24, 2014 – BNamericas

VDMA reports increase in German equipment sector
A report from the German construction and building equipment manufacturer's association, the VDMA, reveals steady sales for 2014.
July 23, 2014 – World Highways

Proposed Nicaragua canal creates environmental concerns
The route proposed by Chinese group HKND for Nicaragua's US$40bn inter-oceanic canal has raised concerns from several environmental organizations.
July 23, 2014 – BNamericas

Minas Gerais tender roundup: Highway construction and supervision
The highway department of Brazil's Minas Gerais state (DER) has called two civil works and one supervision tender worth a total of 47.0mn reais (US$21.2mn) to pave and improve state roads.
July 23, 2014 – BNamericas

Mexico eyes Monterrey-San Antonio transport corridor
Mexico's transport and communications ministry (SCT) seeks a consultant to carry out the conceptual design of an intermodal transportation corridor between Monterrey, Nuevo León state, and the US city of San Antonio.
July 23, 2014 – BNamericas

Chinese-Brazilian group ready for rail concession tender
China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) and Brazilian engineering company Camargo Corrêa created a group to compete in Brazil's upcoming rail concession tenders.
July 22, 2014 – BNamericas

Honduras tenders highway rehabilitation
The Honduras government is seeking a bidder for the rehabiltation of the Gualaco-Bonito Oriental highway.
July 22, 2014 – BNamericas

China, Argentina to invest US$2.5bn in rail cargo
China and Argentina signed a US$2.47bn investment deal to revamp the network of state rail cargo operator Belgrano Cargas.
July 22, 2014 – BNamericas

Brazil expects US$180bn in private sector infra investments
Brazil should see some 404bn reais (US$180bn) in private sector investments during the 2014-17 period to improve transportation, urban mobility, electric power, telecommunication and water and sanitation infrastructure.
July 21, 2014 – BNamericas

China to create US$20bn infra fund for LatAm
China has committed US$20bn in infrastructure project financing in Latin America and the Caribbean after President Xi Jinping's meetings with regional leaders this week in Brazil during the BRICS summit.
July 21, 2014 – BNamericas

9 groups pre-qualify for Chile's airport tender
Nine groups have pre-qualified for Santiago's US$655mn airport tender, with another three standing in the wings.
July 21, 2014 – BNamericas

Construction work on new Mexican motorway link is underway
In Mexico work is now underway on the La Marquesa-Toluca highway. The project is costing some US$269.5 million in all.
July 21, 2014 – World Highways

Chile to change airport tender rules (again)
Chile's public works ministry (MOP) will amend the US$655mn Santiago international airport tender to increase competitiveness, El Mercurio newspaper reported.
July 18, 2014 – BNamericas

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