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Banks selected for Passante di Mestre bond financing

State-owned highways manager ANAS has selected one of two competing groups of banks to arrange the €800 million ($1.1 billion) bond financing for the Passante di Mestre toll road in Italy's Veneto region

Karachi to Punjab railway procurement in dispute

Pakistan’s Railway Ministry and the Infrastructure Project Development Facility (IPDF) are lobbying for different funding models to construct the proposed Karachi to Punjab railway project it is understood

Two bids for Río Magdalena 2 Norte PPP

Colombia’s National Infrastructure Agency (ANI) received two bids for the Ps1.37 trillion Río Magdalena 2 highway PPP on Tuesday

Odebrecht bid Minas Gerais beltway PPP approved

Minas Gerais state PPP unit has approved the technical and economic proposal submitted by an Odebrecht-led consortium on 27 August 2014 for the R$4 billion ($1.8 billion) beltway PPP, according to tender documents

MEIF confirms sale of Bristol Airport to OTPP

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) is to buy a 50% stake in Bristol Airport from Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund (MEIF)

Panama launches metro line 2 tender

The Panamanian government yesterday (16 September 2014) officially launched the tender for the 21km metro line 2

Saba lining up debt for Spanish car park concessionaire

La Caixa is arranging approximately €120 million of debt for Saba Infraestructure’s acquisition of a 60% stake in the BAMSA car park concessionaire in Barcelona

Approval nears for Hong Kong’s third runway

Plans for a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) are nearing approval after the Advisory Council on the Environment (ACE) passed an environmental impact assessment for the development

TAV Airports acquires stake in Turkish airport

TAV Airports has signed a share purchase agreement with Limak to acquire its 40% share in Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport for €285 million ($370 million)

Contractual close for Sydney's North West Rail

The Northwest Rapid Transit consortium has reached contractual close on the operations, trains and systems contract for Sydney’s North West Rail Link project

Russia's Avtodor tenders three road PPPs

State highways agency Avtodor has issued tenders for three new availability-based road projects – the M3 Ukraine, Moscow Central Ring Road Section Five and M11 Moscow-St. Petersburg section 208km-258km

Ingerop, PwC-led group to carry out Lima line 3 studies

A consortium led by Ingerop and PricewaterhouseCoopers has won the contract to carry out feasibility studies for the third line of the Lima and Callao metro system

Pinfra refinances Mexico-Toluca toll road

Mexican infrastructure operator Promotora y Operadora de Infraestructura (Pinfra) has paid down the bond debt on its Mexico-Toluca toll road with a bank financing

AfDB approves Lekki Port investment

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a loan of $150 million to the project company, owned by Tolaram, undertaking the Lekki Port project in Nigeria

Shortlist for Australia's Toowoomba PPP

Project Queensland, a unit within Queensland Treasury, has shortlisted three consortia for the roughly A1.7 billion Toowoomba Second Range Crossing PPP

Toulouse Airport bidders emerge

The non-binding offers are due next week for the privatisation of Aéroport Toulouse-Blagnac

Puerto Rico issues RFI for port privatisation

The Port of Ponce Authority in Puerto Rico, governing body of the Port of the Americas, has issued a request for information (RFI) for privatising the port under a PPP agreement

Financial close for Pakistan's M-2 pushed back again

Financial close on the M-2 Islamabad to Lahore motorway refurbishment project has been rescheduled to 23 October 2014 after the protests in Pakistan delayed close