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Peru to award US$1.7bn in highway concessions (Login Required)
The Peruvian government said it plans to award 5.300bn soles (US$1.7bn) in highway concessions this year, part of a bid to pave 85% of the country's road network by 2016.
April 24, 2015 – BNamericas

Peru to award 3 port concessions in 2016 (Login Required)
Peru's government plans to award three port concessions to private operators in the second half of 2016, a senior official said.
April 23, 2015 – BNamericas

Infrastructure, skills training funding in federal budget
The federal government budget announcement of additional funding for infrastructure projects has been met with support from The Canadian Construction Association.
April 22, 2015 – On-Site

No problem, mon! Mexico's GAP lands in Jamaica (Login Required)
Mexican airport concessionaire GAP has completed the full purchase of Spanish firm Desarrollo de Concesiones Aeroportuarias (DCA) for US$191mn.
April 22, 2015 – BNamericas

Venezuela clinches US$5bn China loan (Login Required)
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro says his government is close to securing additional loans after signing a US$5bn financing deal with China on Sunday.
April 21, 2015 – BNamericas

Brazil getting US$1bn underwater tunnel back on track (Login Required)
Government officials are trying to revive São Paulo state's Santos-Guarujá underwater tunnel, budgeted at 2.8bn reais (US$927mn).
April 20, 2015 – BNamericas

IN BRIEF: Chile's Ruta 5 tollroad faces local protests (Login Required)
The expansion of the Ruta 5 tollroad between Vespucio Norte expressway and the Lampa municipality in Santiago's metropolitan region generated protests among local residents.
April 16, 2015 – BNamericas

SPOTLIGHT: Peru's Graña y Montero (Login Required)
"To combine knowledge to perform any job" was the founders' idea behind Lima-based group Graña y Montero, established in 1933.
April 14, 2015 – BNamericas

Building permits edge down in February, StatsCan reports
Canadian municipalities issued building permits worth $6.1 billion in February, edging down 0.9 per cent from the previous month.
April 13, 2015 – On-Site

Mexico pumping billions into Gulf coast ports (Login Required)
Mexico is working on a portfolio of nine port projects, all in Gulf coast states, to increase capacity to meet demand from the energy and mining industries.
April 13, 2015 – BNamericas

Rio 2016: 'Games will be spectacular and go perfectly well' (Login Required)
With a little more than a year to go before the Olympic torch lights up in the Maracanã stadium, Rio de Janeiro still has lots do and to put in place. The preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games, however, certainly don't resemble the rush seen in the run-up to the World Cup.
April 10, 2015 – BNamericas

Decentralization seen as key to attracting foreign investment in Brazil's ports (Login Required)
Decentralization and reducing the number of regulatory entities are crucial for Brazil's port sector, according to industry experts who spoke at this week's logistics and transport expo Intermodal South America.
April 9, 2015 – BNamericas

Kazakhstan announces infrastructure investment program to 2020
Kazakhstan's deputy minister for investments and development Zhenis Kasymbek has said that about US$20 billion will be invested in development of all types of transport infrastructure by 2020.
April 8, 2015 – World Highways

LatAm's largest port restricted until Friday (Login Required)
Affected by a six-day combustive fuels fire (pictured above) some 2km away, access to Brazil's Santos port will be restricted until Friday, government news service Agência Brasil reported.
April 8, 2015 – BNamericas

Diggers to Get Busier
The construction equipment industry (in India) has witnessed a slight upsurge in demand; in the short term, coal sector is to further the demand and infrastructure to enhance the growth further in the next 4-6 months.
April 7, 2015 – Equipment India

Mexico kicks off 2 more tenders for new international airport (Login Required)
GACM, the future operator of Mexico City's new airport, has launched two tenders for the project.
April 7, 2015 – BNamericas

Could Brazil's biggest corruption investigation be affecting Olympic works? (Login Required)
A 644mn-real (US$205mn) project to prepare for the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro could be seeing fallout from Operation Car Wash, the country's largest corruption investigation ever.
April 6, 2015 – BNamericas

Road paving plan proposed for Mozambique
An ambitious road improvement scheme has been proposed by the Mozambique Government.
April 6, 2015 – World Highways

Honduras re-launches Palmerola airport tender (login required)
The long-running saga surrounding Honduras' Palmerola international airport could be coming to an end as the government launched a new tender to select an investor.
April 2, 2015 – BNamericas

EC approves Slovakian highway project
The EC has given its approval for funding to construct the section of the D1 highway that will connect Hubova with Ivachnova.
April 1, 2015 – World Highways

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