The Kansas City Council has approved a revised Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Edgemoor for the development of a new single terminal airport in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), the sovereign wealth fund of the Russian Federation, AVTOBAN, a Russian road-building company, and Makyol, a Turkish construction company, have announced a joint agreement to establish a consortium to build and operate the fourth section of the Moscow Central Ring Road under a 30-year concession agreement.
A consortium consisting of seven of the biggest conglomerates in the Philippines has submitted to the Department of Transportation and the Manila International Airport Authority a proposal to rehabilitate and upgrade the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), in Manila. The proposal requires a total investment of PHP350 billion (US$6.7 billion).
The Government of Mexico has started the tender process for the Baja California Transmission Line project. The tender is seeking a developer to design, finance, build and operate a 1,400 km transmission line linking Seri, in the state of Sonora, in north-east Mexico, to Cucapáh in the state of Baja California.
The consortium Rutas del Este SA has secured a US$50 million financing package for "Section Zero" of the project to upgrade National Routes 2 and 7 in Paraguay. Route 2 links Asunción, the capital city, to Coronel Oviedo to the east. Route 7 connects Coronel Oviedo to Ciudad del Este, the second-largest city in the country.
The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) has announced the shortlist of three project teams to respond to the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the development of the Mobile River Bridge and Bayway Project. The project will involve constructing a new six-lane bridge across the Mobile River, in Mobile and Baldwin Counties, Alabama, USA.
EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare MGH Inc. has announced that it has achieved financial close of a P3 project concerning the rehabilitation of Michael Garron Hospital, located in eastern Toronto, Canada. Formerly Toronto East General Hospital, this is the hospital’s first major renewal since it opened in 1929.
The Government of Ghana has issued Requests for Expressions of Interests for two PPP projects: the Eastern Railway Line project and the Boankra Inland Port project.
The Department of Technology of the City and County of San Francisco has issued a Request for Qualifications for the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of a citywide high-speed internet network. The city is located in northern California, on the east coast of the USA. The total investment for the project is estimated to be US$1.9 billion.
The Bogotá-Villavicencio road concession has reached financial close with a financing package of COP1.6 trillion (US$562.86 million). The project involves the operation and maintenance of the existing 85.6km road linking Bogotá, the capital city of Colombia, to Villavicencio, to the south-east, in the department of Meta, and the construction of a 22.6km dual carriageway.
MegaProject 1097: The Secretariat of Urban Development publishes national competition for Light Rail Vehicle PPP Project
The State of Bahia, through the Secretariat of Urban Development (SEDUR), has launched a tender process for the development of the Light Rail Vehicle (VLT) of Salvador through the PPP model.
The Ministry of Transportation of Argentina has published a call for tenders for the design, construction, expansion, improvement, repair, remodeling, operation, maintenance and commercial exploitation of the Network of Highways and Safe Routes PPP Project Stage 1.
China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) have signed the concession agreement for a $1.8 billion public-private partnership (PPP) development of a 190km expressway in Cambodia. The expressway will link Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, to Sihanoukville, site of the nation’s only deep-sea port, in the south-west of the country.
A consortium led by ACS/HOCHTIEF has been chosen as the recommended developer for a large-scale modernization PPP rail project at Los Angeles International Airport. The consortium consists of ACS Infrastructure Development (Iridium), Dragados USA, HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions, Flatiron, Fluor, Balfour Beatty and Bombardier.
The Municipality of Dubai has awarded the build, operate and transfer (BOT) contract and an accompanying 30-year operations and maintenance contract for a waste-to-energy plant, set to be the largest in the world, to a consortium comprising BESIX, Belgium's largest construction company, and Hitachi Zosen Inova, an experienced waste-to-energy developer based in Switzerland. The consortium plans to invest around EUR700 million (US$867.3 million).
The State Department of Metropolitan Transportation (STM) of the government of São Paulo has awarded a 20-year concession concerning two of the city's metro lines to the Via Mobilidade consortium. The consortium comprises CCR (83.4%) and RuasInvest (16.6%).
The government of São Paulo, through the Municipal Housing Department (Secretaria Municipal da Habitação) and the Metropolitan Housing Unit of São Paulo (COHAB-SP - Companhia Metropolitana de Habitação de São Paulo), has launched its first housing public-private partnership project. The project entails the construction of 34,000 houses over a period of six years. It will require an investment of BRL7 billion (US$2.18 billion).
The Kansas City Streetcar Authority (KCSA), in partnership with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA), has issued a Request for Information (RFI) for innovative project delivery methods to support the extension and operations of the Kansas City streetcar. The cost estimates of the extension projects amount to more than US$280 million.
The Transport Ministers of Singapore and Malaysia have signed a bilateral agreement to develop a cross-border urban rail link between Singapore and Johor Bahru, Malaysia. The project will be developed in a similar manner to the US$9.6 billion Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high speed rail project, for which the governments launched a tender in December.
The government of the state of Andhra Pradesh has finally approved lone bidder Adani Ports and SEZ Limited as the developer of Bhavanapadu Port project. Located in the north-coastal district of Srikakulam, the proposed port would serve the hinterlands of Odisha and Chattisgarh and nearby districts in Andhra Pradesh, which is in the south-east of India.