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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.