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Colombia changes rules to speed up infra projects
Colombia has changed compensation rules when the state purchases or expropriates properties, in a move to speed up and ease the financial cost of infrastructure projects.
BNamericas – 9/19/2014

Brazil proposes US$4.2bn in highway works
The administration of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff proposed a bill with 9.87bn reais (US$4.23bn) in investments to improve the country's highway network in 2015.
BNamericas – 9/19/2014

Peru's tax swap program for infra projects tops US$450mn
Peruvian infrastructure investments through the tax swap program Obras por Impuestos have reached 1.29bn soles (US$450mn) since the program's implementation, state news agency Andina reported.
BNamericas – 9/19/2014

Road building expansion in China's Jiangxi Province
A major programme of highway development is being seen in China's Jiangxi Province. The rate of highway construction is being increased and the authorities are aiming to boost the network to a total of 5,000km by the end of 2015 and 6,000km by the end of 2016.
World Highways – 9/18/2014

New expressway for Shenzhen city in China
Work is now being carried out on a new expressway around the Chinese city of Shenzhen.
World Highways – 9/18/2014

NSSGA, NAPA Call for 'Paving the Way to the Future'
The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) and National Asphalt Paving Association (NAPA), along with the support of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) and Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), joined forces at a Materials Group Fly-In on Capitol Hill.
Rock Products – 9/17/2014

Argos to expand output with US$450mn cement plant
Colombia's largest cement firm Cementos Argos will be expanding production with the construction of a new US$450mn cement plant in the country's Boyacá department.
BNamericas – 9/17/2014

2 groups vie for US$720mn Colombian highway
Two groups have submitted bids in a tender for the construction and operation of Colombia's 1.37tn-peso (US$720mn) Río Magdalena 2 highway.
BNamericas – 9/17/2014

Bolivia launches three road tenders
Bolivia's highway authority ABC has launched three road tenders to improve connectivity in Cochabamba and Santa Cruz departments, according to government documents.
BNamericas – 9/17/2014

Homebuilder Confidence in U.S. Increases to a Nine-Year High
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders rose in September to a nine-year high, showing the industry is gaining ground and will be a source of momentum for the economy.
Bloomberg – 9/17/2014