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ANALYSIS: Bolivia, Uruguay and the Rocha deepwater port (Login Required)
Uruguay and Bolivia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) granting the latter country access to the planned US$1bn deepwater port of Rocha.
March 2, 2015 – BNAmericas

Global construction outlook is bright, Timetric predicts
The global construction industry has regained growth momentum, with the pace of expansion accelerating from an annual average of 2.7 per cent a year in 2011-2013 to 3.1 per cent in 2014, according to a latest analysis from Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center (CIC).
February 27, 2015 – On-Site

How can Panama capitalize on the canal expansion? (login required)
The Panama Canal expansion will boost the inter-oceanic corridor's capacity by 40% and consolidate the country's position as a north-south connection hub for the Western Hemisphere.
February 26, 2015 – BNamericas

3 bidders for Colombia's longest bridge (Login Required)
Colombian road authority Invías has received bids from three entities in the tender for the construction of the 625bn-peso (US$282mn) Pumarejo bridge over the Magdalena river.
February 25, 2015 – BNamericas

Brazil hits companies with US$1.5bn in potential 'Car Wash' probe fines (Login Required)
Federal prosecutors in Brazil are demanding five engineering companies to return a total 4.47bn reais (US$1.54bn) to public coffers as a result of the country's "Car Wash" corruption probe, state news service Agência Brasil reported.
February 24, 2015 – BNAmericas

KCSM: Bright future for Mexico's rail freight sector (Login Required)
As a key logistics platform for North America, Mexico's rail freight sector has a bright future, according to Kansas City Southern Mexico (KCSM).
February 23, 2015 – BNAmericas

Feasibility study for Romanian road link project
The Romanian National Company for Highways (CNADNR) is commissioning a study for an important new road link.
February 23, 2015 – World Highways

Flyover and tunnel planned for D3 route in Slovakia
In Slovakia plans are in hand for work to the D3 route that will involve the construction of a flyover, a bridge and a tunnel. The flyover lies on the stretch of D3 between Zilina/Strazov and Zilina/Brodno.
February 23, 2015 – World Highways

Brazil's Sorocaba launches BRT tender (Login Required)
The city of Sorocaba in Brazil's São Paulo state has called for bids to develop a 35km bus rapid transit (BRT) system in the city budgeted at 134mn reais (US$47mn), according to a local government tender notice.
February 20, 2015 – BNamericas

Peru to invest US$940mn in roads, telecommunications in La Libertad region (Login Required)
The Peruvian government plans to invest 2.91bn soles (US$940mn) in roads, airport, port and telecommunications infrastructure in the northern La Libertad region, senior officials said.
February 19, 2015 – BNamericas

Two PPP initiatives vying for Colombia's busiest corridor (Login Required)
Colombian highway concessionaire Infrastructura Concesionada (Infracon) has put forward a 2.4tn-peso (US$993mn) public-private partnership (PPP) to add a third lane to the highway between the municipality of Girardot and capital Bogotá.
February 18, 2015 – BNamericas

German construction equipment industry's turnover increased by 8% in 2014
Turnover achieved by German manufacturers of construction equipment in 2014 grew by 8%, equaling 8.4 billion EUR in total, and, with this, is higher than was originally expected.
February 17, 2015 – OEM Off-Highway

Panama's disaster risk management could be model for LatAm (Login Required)
Panama's government has deployed a strategic framework for financial management of disaster risks, which establishes guidelines under which the economy and finance ministry MEF can enact policies and programs to better manage such risk.
February 17, 2015 – BNAmericas

Lima-Ica highway to be ready by 2016 (Login Required)
Works on the second and third stages of Peru's Red Vial 6 highway are expected to be completed by October 2016, concessionaire Covi-Perú was reported as saying by local daily El Comercio.
February 13, 2015 – BNamericas

Russian construction output fall
Russia experienced a 4.5% real-term decrease in construction output in 2014, according to latest findings from the research group PMR.
February 12, 2015 – Construction Europe

Brazil's rail industry steams on (login required)
Brazil's railway industry, including the production of rolling stock, saw revenues jump 24% in 2014 to 5.6bn reais (US$1.95bn) thanks partly to a surge in freight car production, according to Brazilian railway industry association Abifer.
February 12, 2015 – BNamericas

Chile SEA Watch: Three Projects Approved for January (Login Required)
Chile's environmental evaluation service (SEA) approved just three mining-related projects - involving US$103mn - in January, according to information compiled by BNamericas.
February 11, 2015 – BNamericas

New Moscow's massive motorway building and road maintenance programme
A huge programme of works is planned for New Moscow. This is aimed at adding extra capacity. The plan calls for the building or reconstruction of over 120km of roads within the next four years.
February 11, 2015 – World Highways

Poland plans projected tunnel
A new tunnel project is planned for Poland. The project will improve traffic links for the town of Swinoujscie.
February 11, 2015 – World Highways

New India coastal highway planned
A new coastal highway is being planned in India that will connect the north and south of Mumbai.
February 10, 2015 – World Highways

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