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
China's Xi Jinping signs landmark deals on India visit
India and China have signed 12 agreements in Delhi, one of which will see China investing $20bn (£12.2bn) in India's infrastructure over five years.
BBC News – 9/18/2014
Komatsu Recognized for Sustainability Practices
Komatsu was selected as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Indices (DJSI).
Construction Equipment – 9/18/2014
Highway users, road builders oppose bill to surrender federal highway authority
Transportation interests have written Congress to express opposition to the so-called "devolution" of the federal highway program and the proposed Transportation Empowerment Act.
Better Roads – 9/18/2014
Skyjack adds new staff in Asia-Pacific region
Linamar Corporation's Skyjack division is continuing the expansion of its global sales and service network with the addition of five new staff covering the Asia-Pacific region.
Canadian Rental Service – 9/18/2014
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
Plunging Multifamily Starts Drag Housing Down 14.4% in July
A 31.7% plunge in U.S. multifamily housing starts to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 304,000 units dragged total residential activity down 14.4% from July to August to a 956,000-unit pace. Nevertheless, total U.S. starts remain 8.0% above the August 2013 annual rate.
forconstructionpros.com – 9/18/2014
Half-year AWP accident statistics released
The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has reported there were 23 fatalities worldwide involving aerial work platforms (AWPs) for the first half of 2014.
Access International – 9/18/2014
Georgia building Northwest Corridor for faster travel
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) broke ground Sept. 17 on an $834 million project that will create 30 miles of dedicated managed toll lanes on I-75 and I-575 in Cobb and Cherokee counties. Construction will commence at four separate locations next month.
Roads & Bridges – 9/18/2014