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2015 seen as year of adjustment for Brazil railways (login required)
Next year will be a year of adjustment for Brazil's railway industry, Vicente Abate, president of national rail equipment manufacturers' association Abifer, told BNamericas.
October 24, 2014 – BNamericas

2 groups vying for Rio metro line consultancy (login required)
Rio de Janeiro state has shortlisted two consortiums for the 35.5mn-real (US$15.8mn) consultancy tender to prepare a basic plan to build the No. 4 metro line in time for the 2016 Olympics.
October 23, 2014 – BNamericas

Morocco's new national road plan
Morocco's Ministry for Infrastructure and Transport is developing a new national road plan.
October 23, 2014 – World Highways

New congestion busting plan for Philippines
A new transport plan is being drawn up in the Philippines in a bid to deal with the country's frequent traffic delays.
October 22, 2014 – World Highways

Paraguay receives 13 bids for Chaco roadworks (login required)
Paraguay's public works and communications ministry MOPC closed bidding on a 1,625km roadworks contract in the Chaco region.
October 22, 2014 – BNamericas

BMI: Slow Infrastructure Recovery Ahead for Argentina
BMI View: We forecast a return to growth for Argentina's construction industry at 1.1% in 2015 after an estimated contraction of 2% in 2014.
October 21, 2014 – AEM

Peruvian highway has highest tunnel
A new tunnel connection is helping boost connectivity in Peru, improving access to remote areas
October 21, 2014 – World Highways

Mexico roundup: Metro trust fund, Coahuila bypass launch and 2015 highway budget (login required)
The Mexico City government established a 2bn-peso (US$148mn) trust fund for improvements to the capital's metro system.
October 21, 2014 – BNamericas

Chile's Chacao bridge secures financing (login required)
The consortium in charge of building Chile's 360bn-peso (US$610mn) Chacao bridge has secured financing for the project.
October 20, 2014 – BNamericas

Over 20 companies competing for US$765mn São Paulo tunnel project (login required)
Over 20 companies are competing for a 1.89bn-real (US$765mn) tender in Brazil's São Paulo state to build an underwater tunnel between the coastal cities of Santos and Guarujá, state highway company Dersa said in a release.
October 17, 2014 – BNamericas

Brazil losing ground in transportation infrastructure - World Bank (login required)
Brazil is behind in transportation infrastructure and logistics when compared to many other countries, according to the World Bank's commercial practices and competitiveness manager Mona Haddad, news service Agência Estado reported
October 16, 2014 – BNamericas

Siberian spending on road infrastructure
A budget in excess of US$1.09 billion has been set for road infrastructure spending in Russia's Krasnoyarsk Region (Siberia).
October 15, 2014 – World Highways

Paraguay eyes record infra projects for Q4 (login required)
Paraguay plans to award infrastructure projects for a record US$758mn in the last three months of the year, public works ministry MOPC said in a statement.
October 15, 2014 – BNamericas

Six new highways for India's Gujarat State
In India work is in hand for six new highways in Gujarat State. Approval for the projects has been given by the Indian Government.
October 14, 2014 – World Highways

UN: LatAm needs to invest US$320bn a year in infrastructure (login required)
Latin America and the Caribbean need to invest US$320bn a year until 2020 to satisfy the region's infrastructure needs, a UN agency reported.
October 14, 2014 – BNamericas

Hungary to improve roads and invest in highways
Hungary's huge highway programme will see close to ?161 million being spent on upgrading some 500km of the country's network.
October 13, 2014 – World Highways

Mexican construction activity up in August (Login required)
The Mexican construction industry grew 4.5% in August compared to the same month last year, the largest increase in any industrial sector, according to statistics agency Inegi.
October 13, 2014 – BNamericas

Thailand goes big on road projects
Thailand's government is planning to spend nearly US$25 billion in ten years from 2016 on overhauling Thailand's road and rail transport infrastructure.
October 10, 2014 – World Highways

Mexico to complete works for US$943mn in Michoacán (login required)
Mexico's government will complete 59 initiatives this year for a total investment of 12.6bn pesos (US$943mn) under its Michoacán plan, transport and communications ministry (SCT) said in a release.
October 10, 2014 – BNamericas

Mexico calls tender for Progreso port road access (login required)
Mexico's transport and communications ministry (SCT) has published an international tender for construction of a new access road to Progreso port in Yucatán state.
October 9, 2014 – BNamericas

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