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Colombia puts US$116mn in roadworks contracts out to tender (Login Required)
Colombia's non-concession road authority Invias has published a series of tender documents for road projects to be carried out under the country's so-called roads for equity program.
July 31, 2015 – BNamericas

Plan in hand for new Indonesian toll road
Indonesian road firm Jasa Marga will fund work on a major toll road project using a loan from state lenders, Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI), Bank Mandiri, Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) and Bank Sumatera Utara (Bank Sumut).
July 30, 2015 – World Highways

Will Peru infra projects suffer in Humala home stretch? (Login Required)
Peru's infrastructure sector could be facing a tumultuous year ahead of the country's next presidential elections.
July 29, 2015 – BNamericas

Nicaragua signals canal construction to begin this year (Login Required)
Principal works to build Nicaragua's inter-oceanic canal will begin by end-2015, according to project spokesperson Telémaco Talavera.
July 28, 2015 – BNamericas

Nepal plans major infrastructure development
Nepal's Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport Management has been allocated US$524.48 million in the 2015-16 budget for developing infrastructure projects in the country.
July 27, 2015 – World Highways

Brazil's weak economy 'impacting BNDES lending' (Login Required)
Brazil's sputtering economy is hampering development bank BNDES in its efforts to finance the country's ambitious infrastructure concessions program, local paper Valor Econômico reported.
July 23, 2015 – BNamericas

Cuba's reopening: Is Mariel port a future heavyweight? (Login Required)
The US and Cuba re-opened embassies in each other's capitals on Tuesday as relations between the two nations thaw.
July 22, 2015 – BNamericas

Mexico invests US$212mn in Yucatán roads (Login Required)
Mexico's transport and communications ministry (SCT) is investing 3.3bn pesos (US$212mn) in four road projects in Yucatán state.
July 21, 2015 – BNamericas

VDMA optimistic for machine sales
The VDMA is the German equipment manufacturing association and says it is optimistic with regard to machine demand.
July 17, 2015 – World Highways

São Paulo prepares US$22bn bus concession tenders (Login Required)
Brazil's São Paulo city is to launch municipal bus concession tenders valued at 70.5bn reais (US$22.4bn).
July 16, 2015 – BNamericas

Bolivia's ABC signs US$32mn highway contract (Login Required)
Bolivian state highway authority ABC signed a contract for a US$32.4mn stretch of road that will form part of a larger highway linking the landlocked Andean country with neighboring Peru, part of a drive to boost infrastructure spending.
July 15, 2015 – BNamericas

New Vietnam link road gets go ahead
A key link road in Vietnam has been given the go ahead. The plan is for a new road to run from the Noi Bai - Lao Cai Highway to Sapa District.
July 15, 2015 – World Highways

World Bank finances Uzbekistan road development
The World Bank will grant Uzbekistan a US$200 million loan for 25 years, including a grace period of five years.
July 14, 2015 – World Highways

World leaders put SDG financing in spotlight (Login Required)
As the UN's millennium development goals expire at the end of the year, world leaders are meeting this week to determine how to mobilize financing needed to hit the targets that will succeed them: the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
July 14, 2015 – BNamericas

Peru govt signs accord for Olmos city infrastructure (Login Required)
Peruvian government officials on Friday signed an agreement to begin work on infrastructure projects for a planned city at the northern Olmos irrigation project,
July 13, 2015 – BNamericas

Consortium wins contract to extend Mexico City metro line (Login Required)
A Mexican-Spanish consortium has been awarded the contract to extend Mexico City metro line No.12.
July 10, 2015 – BNamericas

September kick-off for US$6bn Mexico City airport tenders (Login Required)
Mexico's transport and communications ministry (SCT) said upcoming tenders for 21 packages of work on Mexico City's new international airport will be worth 95bn pesos (US$6bn).
July 9, 2015 – BNamericas

Argentina-Chile rail project clears senate hurdle (Login Required)
The foreign relations commission of Chile's senate has approved a bill that moves forward the last, and possibly the most ambitious, of three integration projects with neighbor Argentina.
July 8, 2015 – BNamericas

Brazil has US$60bn logistics infra gap, say freight firms (Login Required)
Brazil needs to invest 196bn reais (US$62.2bn) in transport logistics infrastructure to help its agricultural sector become a more competitive regional player.
July 7, 2015 – BNamericas

Pacific Alliance to create joint infra fund (Login Required)
The four members of the Pacific Alliance trading bloc - Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Peru - will create a joint infrastructure investment fund to finance transport, telecom, energy and water projects, a senior Peruvian government official said.
July 6, 2015 – BNamericas

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