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Peru to invest US$950mn in northern jungle infra (Login Required)
Peru's government said it plans to invest 3bn soles (US$950mn) in infrastructure and other projects in an area of the country's northern jungle once overrun by guerrillas and drug traffickers.
July 2, 2015 – BNamericas

Rousseff courts US investors (Login Required)
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff is in the US trying to drum up interest in her country's multibillion-dollar logistics infrastructure plan.
July 1, 2015 – BNamericas

Bolivia's private sector to invest US$3bn (Login Required)
Bolivian private businesses, which have invested less than the state since the government started expropriating oil, gas and mining companies in 2006, will pump US$3bn this year into infrastructure and other sectors, a business leader said.
June 29, 2015 – BNamericas

Sudan-Kenya highway being planned
A new highway is being planned that will boost transport connections between Kenya and South Sudan.
June 26, 2015 – World Highways

Mexico infrastructure: The show must go on (Login Required)
When the Mexican government said this year it was proposing a 135bn-peso (US$8.8bn) cut to its 2016 budget, in response to the drop in crude oil prices, the corporate world expressed mixed emotions.
June 26, 2015 – BNamericas

What condition are Brazil's grain highways in? (Login Required)
More than 13,000km, or 13.2%, of Brazil's 98,475km highway network used by grain transporters is substandard. That's according to the country's national transport federation (CNT), which said the stretches identified were in a bad or very bad condition.
June 25, 2015 – BNamericas

Peru pumping US$1.6bn into Puno infra (Login Required)
Peru's government aims to invest 5.03bn soles (US$1.6bn) in transport, telecom and water infrastructure in Puno, one of the country's poorest regions, a senior official said.
June 24, 2015 – BNamericas

US$46bn Brazil infra concessions tempt investors (Login Required)
Private sector players are interested in 141bn reais (US$45.8bn) of infrastructure concession projects planned as part of the second round of the country's logistics improvement program PIL.
June 22, 2015 – BNamericas

Brazil presses ahead with transcontinental railway (Login Required)
Bidding for concessions to build and operate sections of Brazil's 40bn-real (US$13.1bn) stretch of the transcontinental railway should start in 2016, planning minister Nelson Barbosa was reported as saying.
June 19, 2015 – BNamericas

Peru region to invest US$177mn in infra (Login Required)
Peru's southern jungle region of Madre de Dios, whose economy has been hit hard by a government clampdown on illegal gold mining, will see up to 558mn soles (US$177mn) in investment in roads, water and sewerage projects, schools and hospitals this year.
June 18, 2015 – BNamericas

South America's top 5 binational transport projects (Login Required)
South America's top five binational transport infrastructure projects underway or at the planning stage require investment of at least US$22bn and involve four countries.
June 17, 2015 – BNamericas

Major investment in Australia's transport infrastructure
A joint venture featuring John Holland, Samsung C&T and Leighton Contractors (Leighton) has secured a deal to build and design Sydney's M4 East motorway.
June 16, 2015 – World Highways

SPOTLIGHT: Paraguay's US$2.7bn infrastructure wish list (Login Required)
Paraguay's public works and communications (MOPC) minister, Ramón Jiménez Gaona, during a visit to Spain, presented a list of 10 proposed infrastructure projects together requiring an estimated US$2.7bn.
June 16, 2015 – BNamericas

Pension fund financing for Colombia's 4G highway program (Login Required)
Colombia's 4G highway construction program, the most ambitious in the country's history, will require some 40tn pesos (US$15.741bn) over the next six years, of which about 70% is expected to come from institutional investors, whether local or foreign.
June 15, 2015 – BNamericas

Indonesia infrastructure prioritized by government
Several major infrastructure projects are being prioritised in Indonesia by the country's government.
June 15, 2015 – World Highways

Transport development for Mindanao in Philippines
A series of transportation projects are in hand for Mindanao in the Philippines.
June 12, 2015 – World Highways

New roads for Tanzania capital
The Tanzanian Government is planning to invest in transportation in capital Dar es Salam.
June 12, 2015 – World Highways

Peru to invite bids in July for trans-Andean rail tunnel study (Login Required)
Peru's government will call for bids in July to conduct technical studies for the US$2bn trans-Andean rail tunnel project.
June 12, 2015 – BNamericas

Brazil encouraging bonds for infrastructure financing (Login Required)
Brazil's government moved to increase the participation of capital markets in the financing of the newly announced 198bn-real (US$64bn) infrastructure plan. In a new approach to the financing of infrastructure, development bank BNDES will provide incentives for bonds issues.
June 11, 2015 – BNamericas

Funding found for Ethiopia road project
The World Bank is offering Ethiopia a loan worth US$370 million for the construction of a new expressway.
June 9, 2015 – World Highways

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