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Infrastructure spending in Croatia to boost transportation
The Croatian Government is prioritising infrastructure spending in a bid to improve transport connections throughout the whole country.
World Highways – 9/15/2014

New Indian road projects under construction
The authorities in India have revealed that a series of major road projects are commencing.
World Highways – 9/15/2014

Plans in hand for Kerch Strait bridge crossing
Russian contractors are working on plans to build the new Kerch Strait bridge crossing. The project to build the bridge and the necessary access roads looks likely to cost some US$6.85 billion, political considerations aside.
World Highways – 9/12/2014

Chile speeds up US$200mn highway revamp
Chile is speeding up works to revamp and expand a US$200mn road in the Santiago metropolitan area, public works ministry (MOP) said in a statement.
BNamericas – 9/10/2014

GUPC secures Panama Canal expansion financing - report
The GUPC group carrying out the Panama Canal expansion will have US$400mn in financing ready this week, as part of an agreement with the canal authority to resume work on the project, according to Spain's state-run news agency Efe.
BNamericas – 9/10/2014

Paraguay awards road project
Paraguay's public works ministry (MOPC) has awarded Consorcio D-R the project to revamp the Puente Remanso-Limpio stretch of route 3. Consorcio D-R - made up of CDD Construcciones and Benito Roggio e Hijos - bid 183bn guaraníes (US$42.5mn), the fourth lowest economic proposal. However, the proposal had better technical, legal and financial support, the ministry said.
BNamericas – 9/10/2014

UK reveals major road investment plans
The UK has major plans to invest in road infrastructure. In all some 1,440 lane km of road capacity will be added to the strategic highway network of England and Wales by 2021.
World Highways – 9/8/2014

Border bridge being built between Thailand and Myanmar
A new border bridge is being built between Thailand and Myanmar. The second Friendship Bridge will connect Mae Sot in Thailand with Myawaddy in Myanmar, spanning the River Moei.
World Highways – 9/8/2014

Brazil 2015 PAC budget: US$2bn for urban mobility
Brazil federal government has proposed a bill to invest 4.28bn reais (US$1.91bn) in urban mobility works in 2015 under its growth acceleration plan PAC. The cities ministry will contribute 3.89bn reais; local urban rail company CBTU, 251mn reais; traffic safety and education fund Funset, 140mn reais and Trensurb, Porto Alegre's urban rail, 311,769 reais, according to government documents.
BNamericas – 9/8/2014

Haiti tenders Port-au-Prince airport improvements
Haiti's public works, transport and communications ministry is seeking a contractor for improvement works to the capital's Toussaint Louverture international airport. The winning bidder will be required to carry out rehabilitation and improvement works to the airport's main runway, according to a tender notice published on the UN Development Business website.
BNamericas – 9/8/2014