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MegaProject 1316: China Railway proposing US$2.5 billion Mozambique-Zimbabwe railway

MegaProject 1316: China Railway proposing US$2.5 billion Mozambique-Zimbabwe railway

🕔Aug 17, 2018

The Vice President of China Railway, Shao Gang, has confirmed to state-controlled Radio Mozambique that the company is proposing to construct a rail link between Mozambique and Zimbabwe, to be called the Trans-Zambezi line and estimated to cost US$2.5 billion.

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MegaProject 1314: Shortlist for Indonesian highway PPP

MegaProject 1314: Shortlist for Indonesian highway PPP

🕔Aug 14, 2018

Indonesia's Directorate General of Highway (Direktorat Jenderal Bina Marga) under the Ministry of Public Works and Housing has prequalified six potential bidders for the development of the Jalan Lintas Timur highway PPP in South Sumatra.

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MegaProject 1313: Preferred bidder for Ontario Police Modernization P3

MegaProject 1313: Preferred bidder for Ontario Police Modernization P3

🕔Aug 13, 2018

Bird Construction Inc. (Bird) has announced that it has been selected by Infrastructure Ontario, the Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) as the preferred proponent to design, build and finance (DBF) the Ontario Provincial Police Modernization Phase 2 project.

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MegaProject 1312: Four teams prequalified for the Accra-Tema Motorway PPP

MegaProject 1312: Four teams prequalified for the Accra-Tema Motorway PPP

🕔Aug 10, 2018

The Government of Ghana, through the Ghana Highway Authority, an agency of the Ministry of Roads and Highways has concluded the prequalification of firms for the upgrading of the Accra-Tema Motorway PPP project. 

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MegaProject 1311: EIB supports development of Great North Road in Zambia

MegaProject 1311: EIB supports development of Great North Road in Zambia

🕔Aug 9, 2018

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €110 million (US$127 million) concessional loan with the Zambian Ministry of Finance in support of the Great North Road (T2), to be followed shortly by the signature of an EU grant of EUR 72.45 million that will complement EIB financing. 

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MegaProject 1310: Ecuador launches tender for two highway PPPs

MegaProject 1310: Ecuador launches tender for two highway PPPs

🕔Aug 8, 2018

Ecuador's Ministry of Transport and Public Works has opened the expression of interest process to qualify national and international bidders for the development of the Santo Domingo - Quevedo and the Quevedo - Babahoyo - Jujan highways under PPP model. 

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MegaProject 1309: Tender opens for US$4.4 billion Bogotá metro PPP

MegaProject 1309: Tender opens for US$4.4 billion Bogotá metro PPP

🕔Aug 7, 2018

As promised by the Mayor of Bogotá less than two weeks ago, the Bogotá Metro Company (EMB) has announced the opening of the tender to design, partially finance, construct, operate and maintain the first line of the city's metro system. The total cost of the PPP project is US$4.4 billion.

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MegaProject 1308: Tata-Siemens consortium wins US$1.2 billion Pune Metro PPP

MegaProject 1308: Tata-Siemens consortium wins US$1.2 billion Pune Metro PPP

🕔Aug 6, 2018

The Pune Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (PMRDA) has announced that a joint venture of Tata Reality Infra (TRIL) and Siemens Project Ventures has been awarded a contract to design, build, finance and operate a 23.3km metro line in the city, located in the state of Maharashtra, in western India.

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MegaProject 1306: IDB approves US$600 million credit line for Bogotá Metro

MegaProject 1306: IDB approves US$600 million credit line for Bogotá Metro

🕔Aug 2, 2018

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a US$600 million conditional credit line for the Bogotá Metro. The first loan of the credit line, amounting to US$70 million, will finance the construction of the first line of the planned system, which is to be undertaken by a private partner.

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MegaProject 1305: Wales launches tender for US$650 million road project under new PPP model

MegaProject 1305: Wales launches tender for US$650 million road project under new PPP model

🕔Aug 1, 2018

The Welsh government has launched the tender for the A465 Heads of the Valleys dualling project. As well as the substantial investment required - GBP500 million (US$656.5 million) - this is noteworthy as the government is using a new PPP model to structure the project, the Mutual Investment Model (MIM).

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MegaProject 1303: US$900 million road project in Colombia reaches financial close

MegaProject 1303: US$900 million road project in Colombia reaches financial close

🕔Jul 30, 2018

The Autopista al Mar 2 (Autopistas de Urabá) project, which involves a 254km highway that will connect Cañasgordas to Necoclí, in Antioquía, a department in north-west Colombia, has reached financial close. The estimated total investment is COP2.57 trillion (US$891 million).

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MegaProject 1302: Three teams bid to operate Jamaica airport

MegaProject 1302: Three teams bid to operate Jamaica airport

🕔Jul 26, 2018

The Development Bank of Jamaica has confirmed the receipt of three bids for the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) PPP project. Proponents are competing to operate, finance, develop and maintain the airport, the second largest in Jamaica, located approximately 30.5km from Kingston city centre.

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MegaProject 1301: Local consortium wins Brazil's first rehabilitate/maintain road concession

MegaProject 1301: Local consortium wins Brazil's first rehabilitate/maintain road concession

🕔Jul 25, 2018

Estrada do Feijão Bahia, a consortium comprising Paviservice and SVC Construções, has been awarded the concession contract to rehabilitate and maintain the BA-052 road in Bahia, a state in the north-east of Brazil. Estrada do Feijão Bahia will invest approximately BRL700 million (US$185.8 million) throughout the 20-year contract.

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MegaProject 1300: Consortium proposes to build US$3 billion bridge in Australia through PPP

MegaProject 1300: Consortium proposes to build US$3 billion bridge in Australia through PPP

🕔Jul 24, 2018

Universal Bridging Consortium (UBC) has published a proposal to develop a 14km bridge linking Kangaroo Island to the South Australian mainland potentially through a public-private partnership (PPP). If built, it would be one of the longest overwater vehicle bridges in Australia.

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MegaProject 1296: US$4 billion light rail PPP tender launched in Israel

MegaProject 1296: US$4 billion light rail PPP tender launched in Israel

🕔Jul 17, 2018

NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit System Ltd., the Israeli government company responsible for the design and construction of a mass transit system for the Tel Aviv metropolis, has published an invitation to pre-qualify to develop two new light rail transit (LRT) lines in the city, estimated to cost ILS15 billion (US$4.12 billion).

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Romania approves pipeline of PPP of 13 PPP projects

Romania approves pipeline of PPP of 13 PPP projects

🕔Jul 16, 2018

The Government of Romania will launch 13 public–private partnership (PPP) projects, including healthcare research centres, hospitals and an airport south of Bucharest with a capacity of 30 million passengers.

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UK politicians urge reconsideration of PPP projects

UK politicians urge reconsideration of PPP projects

🕔Jul 13, 2018

The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee of the UK Parliament has recommended that the Treasury and the Government should not approve any further Private Finance Initiative (PFI) projects

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Corporación América Airports to invest additional US$32 million in Guayaquil Airport concession

Corporación América Airports to invest additional US$32 million in Guayaquil Airport concession

🕔Jul 12, 2018

Corporación América Airports S.A. has announced today that its 50.0% owned subsidiary Terminal Aeroportuaria de Guayaquil S.A. (TAGSA), which operates and maintains the Guayaquil Airport in the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador, has amended its concession agreement.

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MegaProject 1294: First phase of US$2.3 billion airport PPP in India reaches financial close

MegaProject 1294: First phase of US$2.3 billion airport PPP in India reaches financial close

🕔Jul 11, 2018

GVK Power & Infrastructure has announced that it has achieved financial close of the first phase of the INR160 billion (US$2.3 billion) Navi Mumbai airport PPP project. The company will deliver a new international airport in Maharashtra, west-central India, to relieve the pressure on Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), the only airport currently serving the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.

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MegaProject 1293: Argentinian government announces US$570 million rail PPP

MegaProject 1293: Argentinian government announces US$570 million rail PPP

🕔Jul 10, 2018

The Government of Argentina has announced that a 700km section of the North Patagonia railway will be upgraded through a public-private partnership (PPP). The estimated total investment required is US$570 million.

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