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GAP to revamp fast-growing Bajío airport (Login Required)
Mexican airport operator GAP will invest more than 270mn pesos (US$18mn) in the next five years to revamp and expand Bajío region's booming international airport.
March 27, 2015 – BNamericas

When does concession investment plunge in Chile? (Login Required)
Changes in government in Chile tend to be accompanied by a sharp, temporary slowdown in public investment in infrastructure concessions.
March 26, 2015 – BNamericas

Nepal highway project now moving forward again
The Nepalese Government is now moving forward with its plans for the Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track highway project.
March 26, 2015 – World Highways

Mexico to redraft 2016 budget (Login Required)
The Mexican government will overhaul the country's 2016 draft budget as an austerity drive sparked by the fall in global oil prices continues.
March 25, 2015 – BNamericas

Mexico banks to toss govt 'infra lifebelt' (Login Required)
Mexico's banking sector will play a fundamental role in financing the country's 2014-18 infrastructure plan, according to finance minister Luis Videgaray Caso.
March 23, 2015 – BNamericas

Kazakhstan planning major infrastructure program
Kazakhstan is planning a major programme of infrastructure investment in a bid to develop the country's economy.
March 20, 2015 – World Highways

Peru to invest US$574mn in Pasco infrastructure (Login Required)
Peru's government aims to invest 1.72bn soles (US$574mn) through 2016 in road and telecommunications infrastructure in the key central Andean mining region of Pasco, a senior official said.
March 20, 2015 – BNamericas

Ecorodovias wins Rio bridge concession (Login Required)
Brazilian highway firm Ecorodovias won a 30-year concession to manage the Rio-Niterói bridge in Rio de Janeiro state.
March 19, 2015 – BNamericas

Canada's construction sector needs to adjust to changing conditions: BuildForce
The composition of resource-related investments is changing after more than a decade-long construction expansion, driven by new resource developments.
March 18, 2015 – On-Site

Falling Oil Prices Stall Alberta Construction Projects
Declining oil prices are having an impact on Alberta's construction industry, resulting in new project cancellations, delays and job losses.
March 18, 2015 – On-Site

ANALYSIS: Mixed signals from Mexico (Login Required)
Despite comforting news of a recovery in Mexico, marked by falling inflation and even hopes that the economy grew modestly in the first two months of the year, other factors, mainly the steep drop in oil prices and a global slowdown, could derail this positive trend.
March 18, 2015 – BNamericas

Mexico to review infra plan with private sector (login required)
Mexico's government will review the country's 2014-18 infrastructure plan in conjunction with national construction chamber CMIC as part of a bid to increase the involvement of the private sector in infrastructure projects.
March 17, 2015 – BNamericas

Bolivia's Morales announces urban train for Cochabamba (Login Required)
Bolivia will guarantee US$450mn for the construction of an electric urban train linking the cities of Sacaba, Cochabamba and Quillacollo, President Evo Morales announced in a government release.
March 16, 2015 – BNamericas

Bachelet announces US$1.5bn in new concessions for next 12 months (Login Required)
Chile is set to undertake US$1.5bn in new infrastructure concessions by March 2016 and will seek to strengthen insitutionality the concessions process, President Michelle Bachelet announced.
March 13, 2015 – BNamericas

Infrastructure plan for China's Gansu Province
Major plans for infrastructure investment have been set out by the authorities in China's Gansu Province.
March 12, 2015 – World Highways

Lemon award: 4 LatAm airports among world's worst (Login Required)
For those who travel extensively in Latin America, perhaps this is not much of a surprise: four out of the 10 worst-ranked airports in the world can be found in this region.
March 12, 2015 – BNamericas

São Paulo launches US$1.3bn monorail PPP with funding approval (Login Required)
São Paulo's state legislative assembly has kick-started a 4.2bn-real (US$1.33bn) public-private partnership to build metro line No. 18 (bronze) in the metropolitan region of state capital São Paulo by approving US$183mn in expropriation funding.
March 11, 2015 – BNamericas

São Paulo gears up for delays in US$14bn metro projects (Login Required)
The city of São Paulo in Brazil is planning to revise the work schedule for some 42.2bn reais (US$13.6bn) in CMSP metro projects due to the probable effects of the country's "Car Wash" corruption probe being conducted by the federal police.
March 10, 2015 – BNamericas

Peru requires reforms to unlock investment projects - Afin (Login Required)
Peru's government needs to carry out immediate reforms to pave the way for US$78bn in delayed investment projects before the country turns its attention to the 2016 presidential election campaign, infrastructure association Afin said.
March 9, 2015 – BNamericas

New highway linking Serbia with Albania through Kosovo planned
Plans are now being worked on for a new highway that will connect Serbia with Albania, running through Kosovo.
March 9, 2015 – World Highways

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