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Paraguay receives 11 bids for roadworks
Paraguay's public works ministry (MOPC) has received 11 bids in a program to pave a 73km stretch of Villeta road.
August 20, 2014 – BNamericas

Lack of information on US$40bn Nicaraguan canal creating investor uncertainty
The lack of detailed information on the US$40bn Nicaraguan canal project to link the Atlantic and Pacific oceans is making private investors nervous, according to local think tank Funides.
August 20, 2014 – BNamericas

Brazil approves US$127mn financing for highway construction
Brazil's national ground transport agency ANTT has approved 285mn reais (US$127mn) in financing for work on a stretch of federal highway BR-050 in the states of Goiás and Minas Gerais, ANTT said in a release.
August 20, 2014 – BNamericas

Roundup: Mexico hurricane reconstruction, urban infrastructure, Panama highway indemnification
Mexico's transport and communications ministry (SCT) has invested more than 5.44bn pesos (US$417mn) in reconstruction works in Guerrero state during the first six months of the year.
August 19, 2014 – BNamericas

Brazil allows smaller towns to operate airports
New management rules defined by Brazil's civil aviation authority (SAC) permit smaller towns to operate regional airports, according to a notice in the federal gazette.
August 19, 2014 – BNamericas

Panama's metro line construction to begin early 2015
Work on line No. 2 of Panama City's metro will kick off in February or March 2015, according to local press reports.
August 19, 2014 – BNamericas

New Polish highway projects are being planned
Plans are moving forward for two key highway projects in Poland.
August 15, 2014 – World Highways

Nicaragua launches tender for highway works
Nicaragua's transport and infrastructure ministry is seeking a contractor to carry out improvement works on the Empalme Malpaisillo-Villa 15 de Julio highway.
August 15, 2014 – BNamericas

Uruguay extends Carrasco airport concession
Uruguay's government has extended for 10 years until 2033 the concession held by Argentine group Corporación América for Montevideo's Carrasco international airport, the company said in a statement.
August 15, 2014 – BNamericas

Colombia sees four options to finance 4G highways
Colombia is looking at banks, multilateral organizations, bonds and infrastructure funds to finance its ambitious 47tn-peso (US$25bn) highway program dubbed 4G, Portafolio newspaper reported.
August 15, 2014 – BNamericas

Paraguay, Argentina get feasibility studies for cross-border bridges
Paraguay and Argentina have received feasibility studies for two bridges to connect the neighboring countries.
August 14, 2014 – BNamericas

Colombia's new infrastructure strongman: VP Vargas
Vice president Germán Vargas will become the new strong man to boost infrastructure projects in Colombia following a government overhaul for President Juan Manuel Santos' second term in office.
August 14, 2014 – BNamericas

Mexican construction sector reports growth for first time in 18 months
The Mexican construction industry, as measured by the value of production, grew 2.2% in June compared to same-month last year, the first month of growth in more than 18 months, according to statistics agency Inegi.
August 14, 2014 – BNamericas

Roundup: China eyes Panama Canal works; Guatemala highways; Mexican ports
China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) has expressed interest in building a fourth set of locks for the Panama Canal.
August 12, 2014 – BNamericas

Brazil lists 71 companies to prepare railroad concession studies
Brazil's transport minister Paulo Sérgio Passos signed six decrees authorizing 71 private sector companies to carry out technical viability studies for the construction and eventual concessions of six railroad stretches totaling 4,676km, following a call for expressions of interest last month.
August 12, 2014 – BNamericas

Chile aims to speed up infra concessions
Chile's public works ministry (MOP) has promised to speed up infrastructure projects to boost a weakening economy.
August 12, 2014 – BNamericas

Chile plans US$100mn infra investments in Arica
Chile has launched a 57bn-peso (US$100mn) plan to develop the coastal area of the northern city of Arica, public works ministry MOP said.
August 11, 2014 – BNamericas

Peru's San Martín region to receive road infrastructure boost
Peru's San Martín region will receive 24.1mn soles (US$8.6mn) for road infrastructure projects, state news agency Andina reported.
August 11, 2014 – BNamericas

Chile delays bidding for highway tender
Chile's public works ministry MOP has postponed an international tender for a 22bn-peso (US$40mn) project to revamp and operate a highway in the Santiago metropolitan region.
August 11, 2014 – BNamericas

Chile to award at least US$1.6bn in infra projects by year-end
Chile's public works ministry MOP plans to award at least seven projects worth a combined US$1.61bn in 2014 in an effort to boost a weakening economy.
August 8, 2014 – BNamericas

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