Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Bahrain has stated publicly that the tender for the King Hamad Causeway, a 25km road and rail bridge that will cross the Gulf of Bahrain, will be launched in six months. The estimated construction cost is between US$3 and 4 billion.
The President of Normandy, a region in the north-west of France, has alleged that the national government's Minister of Transport has confirmed that a contested bypass planned to the east of Rouen, capital of the region, will be developed through a concession.
A consortium of private investors has announced a detailed plan to develop a rail link between Melbourne Airport and the city's Central Business District (CBD), with a total investment of AUD15 billion (US$10.76 billion).
The Board of Directors of the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) has approved a new offer for the 20-year extension of the concession agreement of Athens International Airport. The offer was submitted by Athens International Airport SA (AIA) and provides for a total price of EUR1.3826 billion (US$1.6 billion), including VAT.
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has announced that the Oakland Corridor Partners team is the preferred bidder to design, build, finance and maintain a segment of the Interstate Highway 75 (I-75). The final cost of the project is currently estimated at US$1.4 billion.
The Ministry of Construction of the Government of Myanmar has published an Invitation to Pre-Qualify for the Yangon Elevated Expressway PPP Project Phase 1, the country's first greenfield road PPP project.
Translink, the regional transport agency for the Vancouver metropolitan area in British Columbia, south-west Canada, has published a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the Surrey-Newton-Guildford Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, which has a total estimated investment of CAD1.65 billion (US$1.25 billion).
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) has approved L.A. Gateway Partners (LAGP) as the Recommended Developer to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) Facility at Los Angeles Airport (LAX), located in southern California, USA.
MegaProject 1328: Governments of Malaysia and Singapore sign agreement to defer US$10 billion high speed rail PPP
The governments of Malaysia and Singapore have confirmed in a joint statement that construction of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project is suspended for a period up to 31 May 2020.
The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has received eight pre-qualification applications for the Kampala-Jinja Expressway PPP project. This involves the construction of a 77km expressway linking the capital of Uganda to Jinja, in the south-east. The total estimated investment required is over US$1 billion.
The Public Transport Department of Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan, located in the south-east of the country, has published a tender announcement for a light rail project.
MegaProject 1325: Transurban-led consortium to take over largest infrastructure project in Australia
The Government of New South Wales, a state in the south-east of Australia, have decided to sell a 51% stake in Sydney Motor Corporation (SMC) to Sydney Transport Partners (STP), a consortium comprising Transurban, AustralianSuper, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Tawreed Investments, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.
Bridging North America (BNA), a consortium consisting of ACS Group, Aecon Group and Fluor Corporation, is issuing CAD454.5 million (US$350.9 million) in medium to long-term bonds to finance the construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge. BNA was awarded a contract to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the bridge in June.
The Government of Argentina has announced that it is creating a trust to ensure the start of construction of six road corridors in late October and early November. The corridors form the first stage of the Ministry of Transport's Network of Highways and Safe Routes PPP project and require an estimated total investment of around US$8 billion.
An advisor to the Transport Minister of Bahrain has stated publicly that the Ministry plans to tender its first metro project next year. The metro rail system will span 109km and cost between US$1.5 and 2 billion to construct.
The Ministry of Transport of the government of Jordan is reportedly planning to contract Chinese company Touchstone to deliver a US$4.23 billion rail project through a build-operate-transfer (BOT) or build-own-operate-transfer (BOOT) agreement.
MegaProject 1320: Canada Infrastructure Bank agrees US$1 billion loan for light rail project in Montreal
Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) has concluded a business agreement with CDPQ Infra, a wholly owned subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, regarding its investment in the Réseau express métropolitain project (REM) in Montréal, which will amount to CAD1.28 billion (US$980.5 million).
Ramky Infrastructure is reportedly in talks to sell the Narketpally Addanki Medarametala Expressway (NAMEL) concession to Cube Highways, valued at between INR33 and 35 billion (~US$470 and 500 million).
The Transportation Secretary of North Carolina, a state in the south-east of the USA, has responded to calls to cancel the I-77 express lanes P3 project by publishing proposals to improve the contract to address opponents' concerns, as outright cancellation is not possible.
Aecon Group has announced that it has received approval to rejoin Bridging North America, the team selected as the Preferred Proponent to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Gordie Howe International Bridge through a public-private partnership valued at over CAD4 billion (US$3.06 billion).