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Global sales of construction equipment may bounce back next year
Global sales of construction equipment, which have fallen from $106 billion in 2011 to $94 billion in 2013, are expected to fall to $92 billion in 2014, according to Off Highway Research, a consulting firm in the space.
Hindu BusinessLine – 12/17/2014

New Russian tunnel for Rostov-on-Don
In Russia the new Severny tunnel is planned for Rostov-on-Don. This four-lane tunnel will be 3.5 km long, and will be designed to carry up to 60,000 vehicles/day.
World Highways – 12/16/2014

Bolivia awards Monteagudo-Itapi highway contract (login required)
Argentine firm José Cartellone Construcciones Civiles was awarded a contract to build the second stretch of Bolivia's 96km Monteagudo-Itapi highway.
BNamericas – 12/9/2014

Morocco sets strong road budget for 2015
The Moroccan Government is setting a healthy budget for road maintenance during 2015.
World Highways – 12/8/2014

Mexico's strong road investment programme for 2014
The Mexican Government says it has managed to boost road investment in 2014, compared with 2013.
World Highways – 12/8/2014

TransCanada Applies For Energy East Pipeline Consent
TransCanada Corp filed for National Energy Board approval of its $10.8 billion Energy East pipeline to ship oil sands crude to eastern refineries and Atlantic export ports.
Underground Construction – 12/5/2014

Colombia plans US$3.5bn mass transit spree (login required)
Colombia will invest 7.9tn pesos (US$3.45bn) in mass transit, local daily La República reported.
BNamericas – 12/4/2014

Kenya soon to start on its eight-year road works programme
The Kenyan government will pay nearly US$557 million (?446 million) annually to contractors for building 10,000km of roads over eight years.
World Highways – 12/3/2014

Chilean infrastructure projects being planned
In Chile plans are well in hand for a series of major infrastructure projects, with the work likely to help boost the country's economy.
World Highways – 12/3/2014

Brazil probe could affect US$18bn in airport contracts (login required)
Brazil's investigation of engineering firms involved in the Petrobras corruption scandal could lead to five international airport concessions and one upcoming private airport project involving a total of some 45.4bn reais (US$17.7bn) being scrutinized.
BNamericas – 12/2/2014