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Peru pushing to complete hospital, school investments (login required)
Peru's government said it plans to invest 900mn soles (US$265mn) this year in hospitals and other healthcare facilities in provinces as President Ollanta Humala accelerates infrastructure spending in his last six months in office.
November 21, 2016 – BNamericas

Mexico border airport to open soon to boost tourism (required login)
The government of the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua will soon inaugurate a new airport to boost tourism in the region.
November 14, 2016 – BNamericas

Consortium signs Peru road supervision contract (login required)
A consortium led by Spanish engineering firm Prointec signed a 3.8mn-sol (US$1.2mn), six-month contract to supervise construction work on a stretch of Peru's north Panamerican highway.
February 5, 2016 – BNamericas

Bolivia in talks with China for Bioceanic railway (login required)
China is stepping up its interest in the US$10bn Bioceanic railway project, the Andean country's President Evo Morales said.
February 4, 2016 – BNamericas

IN BRIEF: Brazil opens EOI call for federal highway (login required)
Brazil's transport ministry (Transportes) is seeking expressions of interest for a concession on the BR-163 federal highway.
February 1, 2016 – BNamericas

Work starts on the Jinan-Qingdao Expressway in the Shandong province
In China, construction has started on the US$4.55 billion renovation and expansion of the Jinan-Qingdao Expressway in the coastal province of Shandong.
January 29, 2016 – World Highways

French government plans Positive Energy initiative
The French government has laid down plans to pave 1,000km of road with photovoltaic solar panels in the next five years, according to Ségolčne Royal, France's minister of ecology and energy.
January 28, 2016 – Construction Europe

Paving plan for Brazil's Mato Grosso State
Plans are being drawn up for a major programme of road paving work in Brazil's mato Grosso State.
January 28, 2016 – World Highways

Three consortia to make final bids for Gordie Howe International Bridge
The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority has chosen three final bidders for the six-lane Gordie Howe International Bridge to be built between the Canadian city of Windsor and Detroit in the US state of Michigan.
January 28, 2016 – World Highways

Peru approves US$650mn in public spending projects (login required)
Peru's finance ministry said it has approved 2.2bn soles (US$650mn) in public spending projects, including infrastructure, as President Ollanta Humala struggles to clear through the red tape and accelerate spending during his last six months in office.
January 27, 2016 – BNamericas

Global Construction Equipment Market to Improve in 2016
Global sales of construction equipment are forecast to grow 3.9 percent in unit terms in 2016, to 760,508 machines, according to specialist economic forecasting and market research consultant, Off-Highway Research.
January 25, 2016 – Compact Equipment

Uncertainty surrounds Haiti runoff (login required)
Haiti's senate has voted to recommend that the nation's electoral body, CEP, postpone the runoff presidential election scheduled for Sunday, but it was unclear whether the vote would be put off.
January 22, 2016 – BNamericas

Romania's major road projects underway
Two major road projects are proceeding in Romania. Work on the Pitesti-Sibiu Highway is due for completion in 2023
January 21, 2016 – World Highways

Malaysia highways being built
Construction work for three new highways will commence in Malaysia's Penang State by June 2016.
January 21, 2016 – World Highways

India continues to expand highway network
India is continuing with its progress in expanding its highway network. During the present fiscal year, the total length of new highway construction in India is anticipated to exceed 6,000km.
January 20, 2016 – World Highways

Lima opens long-delayed, over-budget tunnels (login required)
After years of delays and cost overruns, Lima's city hall inaugurated two tunnels, part of an infrastructure upgrade push in the Peruvian capital city of 9mn inhabitants.
January 19, 2016 – BNamericas

Rio cancels contract to build Olympic tennis arena (login required)
The city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil has canceled its contract with the consortium responsible for building the tennis arena for the 2016 Olympic Games (pictured) due to delays and breach of contract.
January 18, 2016 – BNamericas

Algeria: work progresses on Oran ring road linking Belgaid to El-Kerma
In the Algerian province of Oran, construction of the second ring road linking Belgaid to El-Kerma is 60% complete and should be open by June.
January 15, 2016 – World Highways

Mexico City airport receives world's biggest passenger jet (login required)
Mexico City's international airport, AICM, was due to receive on January 12 the Airbus A380, the world's largest commercial aircraft.
January 13, 2016 – BNamericas

IN BRIEF: Brazil's JSL looks to acquire logistics, warehousing companies (login required)
Brazilian logistics company JSL has made an offer to acquire fellow logistics firm Quick Logística and local warehousing company Quick Armazéns Gerais for 130mn reais (US$32.1mn), JSL said in a filing.
January 11, 2016 – BNamericas

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