HNA Infrastructure, a subsidiary of HNA Group, has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire a 60% stake in Rio de Janeiro Aeroportos S.A. (RJA), which is the controlling shareholder of the Aeroporto Internacional Antônio Carlos Jobim – Galeão (GIG Airport) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from Odebrecht SA.
Infrastructure/PPP news in Central and South America
Peru's private investment promotion agency ProInversión has announced it has awarded the contract for the Amazon waterway (Hidrovía Amazónica) PPP project to the Hidrovías II consortium.
Colombia's National Infrastructure Agency (ANI), in presence of Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia, has signed the concession contract for the Cúcuta – Pamplona highway.
The government of Antioquia, Colombia's second major competitive region after Bogotá, has announced plans to revitalize its railway system with a public-private partnership (PPP) initiative.
The Government of Jamaica, through the Ministry of Transport and Mining, has shortlisted eight bidders for Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) PPP project.
Grupo Concesionario del Oeste S.A. (GCO), an Abertis Group company in Argentina, together with the National Road Agency (Dirección Nacional de Vialidad), under the Transportation Ministry of Argentina, have signed a memorandum that formally initiates the process to extend its concession contract.
Uruguay has received three offers for a school infrastructure project, the first education PPP in the country.
The Ministry of Transport and Public Works (MOPT) of Ecuador has launched the tender process for the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance (DBFOM) of the Puerto Providencia terminal under PPP scheme.
Costa Rica’s Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (MOPT) has announced that the construction works of the new Metropolitan International Airport will start next year. The first stage of the terminal is scheduled to be fully operational by 2027.
The Ministry of Public Works (MOP) of Chile has received five bids for the last stretch of the Americo Vespucio ring road (AVO2).
The Colombian National Infrastructure Agency (ANI) has announced it has canceled the concession contract for the Puerta de Hierro - Carreto - Palmar de Varela & Carreto - Cruz del Viso Highway PPP project.
PSP Investments, a Canadian pension investment managers, and Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A.B. de C.V. (ASUR), have completed the acquisition of a 50% interest in Aerostar Airport Holdings LLC.
US-based asset management firm BlackRock has launched a US$280 million infrastructure debt fund that will invest in highways and other infrastructure projects in Colombia.
The Chilean Ministry of Public Works (MOP) has awarded the Diego Aracena de Iquique International Airport in Tarapacá Region.
The Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, through the Ministry of Education, has initiated a tender process for an educational PPP project.
Colombia's National Infrastructure Agency (ANI) presented the progressin the process of structuring of the Gerardo Tobar López de Buenaventura airport project under PPP. The project is located Valle del Cauca Department of Colombia.
The Peruvian Private Investment Promotion Agency (ProInversión) has awarded to the Italian based company Terna Plus the concession contract for the Aguaytía-Pucallpa Transmission project on PPP.
Peruvian government has canceled a US$525 million contract with a Peruvian-Argentine consortium to build El Chinchero International Airport near the city of Cusco because of financing concerns.
The City of Rio de Janeiro has signed a contract with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to help structure and implement a public-private partnership (PPP) to build and maintain approximately 130 new schools, providing thousands of children with access to a pre-school and kindergarten education.
The Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) continues to support energy generation from renewable sources in Uruguay with the approval of a US$56 million financing package for a 500 Kv transmission line between the cities of Melo and Tacuarembó.