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Morocco's new national road plan
Morocco's Ministry for Infrastructure and Transport is developing a new national road plan.
World Highways – 10/23/2014

2 groups vying for Rio metro line consultancy (login required)
Rio de Janeiro state has shortlisted two consortiums for the 35.5mn-real (US$15.8mn) consultancy tender to prepare a basic plan to build the No. 4 metro line in time for the 2016 Olympics.
BNamericas – 10/23/2014

New congestion busting plan for Philippines
A new transport plan is being drawn up in the Philippines in a bid to deal with the country's frequent traffic delays.
World Highways – 10/22/2014

BMI: Slow Infrastructure Recovery Ahead for Argentina
BMI View: We forecast a return to growth for Argentina's construction industry at 1.1% in 2015 after an estimated contraction of 2% in 2014.
AEM – 10/21/2014

Mexico roundup: Metro trust fund, Coahuila bypass launch and 2015 highway budget (login required)
The Mexico City government established a 2bn-peso (US$148mn) trust fund for improvements to the capital's metro system.
BNamericas – 10/21/2014

Peruvian highway has highest tunnel
A new tunnel connection is helping boost connectivity in Peru, improving access to remote areas
World Highways – 10/21/2014

Chile's Chacao bridge secures financing (login required)
The consortium in charge of building Chile's 360bn-peso (US$610mn) Chacao bridge has secured financing for the project.
BNamericas – 10/20/2014

Brazil losing ground in transportation infrastructure - World Bank (login required)
Brazil is behind in transportation infrastructure and logistics when compared to many other countries, according to the World Bank's commercial practices and competitiveness manager Mona Haddad, news service Agência Estado reported
BNamericas – 10/16/2014

Siberian spending on road infrastructure
A budget in excess of US$1.09 billion has been set for road infrastructure spending in Russia's Krasnoyarsk Region (Siberia).
World Highways – 10/15/2014

UN: LatAm needs to invest US$320bn a year in infrastructure (login required)
Latin America and the Caribbean need to invest US$320bn a year until 2020 to satisfy the region's infrastructure needs, a UN agency reported.
BNamericas – 10/14/2014