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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

Colombia's ANI launches more 4G highway tenders

Colombia’s National Infrastructure Agency (ANI) has published tender documents for more highway concessions under the “second wave” of 4G highways

BESIX and Rebel achieve financial close for Limmel Lock

Equity sponsors BESIX (66.5%) and Rebel (33.5%) have reached financial close on the €34 million ($38 million) New Limmel Lock PPP in the Netherlands, the first to reach this milestone in the locks programme

Goan Airport RFQ deadline extended

Goa’s Department of Civil Aviation has extended the deadline for request for qualifications to 12 February 2015 for the proposed greenfield international airport in Mopa, India

Paraguay MOPC issues RFQ for first road PPP

The Ministry of Public Works and Communications (MOPC) of Paraguay has issued a request for qualification (RFQ) for the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of the Rutas 2 y 7 highway PPP

Colombia presents El Dorado II Bogotá airport plans

Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos and vicepresident Germán Vargas Lleras yesterday (21 January 2015) announced plans for a new airport in Bogotá, El Dorado II

Ropeways seeks traffic guarantee for Lagos Cable Transit

The developers of the long-delayed Lagos Cable Transit project expect to discover imminently whether the Nigerian government has approved a proposed traffic guarantee for the project, IJGlobal can exclusively reveal

Colombia’s ANI awards first private initiative PPP

Colombia’s National Infrastructure Agency (ANI) announced on Friday (16 January 2015) that it had approved the first private road initiative, for the construction of a second carriageway between Ibagué and Cajamarca

Cheung Kong Infrastructure to buy UK ROSCO Eversholt Rail

3i Infrastructure, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners and STAR Capital Partners have agreed to sell the UK’s Eversholt Rail Group to Hong Kong-based Cheung Kong group (CKI), for an equity value of £1.1 billion

Four consultant groups appointed for Crossrail 2

Network Rail and Transport for London (TfL) have selected four groups of consultants to develop detailed plans for Crossrail 2, the proposed new high-frequency, high-capacity rail line underground across central London

Three bids for Australia’s M4 East

The three shortlisted bidders for the M4 East project, the first stage of the roughly A$11 billion ($9 billion) WestConnex project, have submitted proposals

Commercial close for Kutuzovsky bypass toll road PPP

Asset management company CJSC Lider has signed the concession agreement marking commercial close for the Kutuzovsky Bypass toll road PPP with the Moscow Government

Leighton wins HK rail contract

Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation has awarded a consortium led by Leighton a contract for the construction of an underground railway station in the city-state

February IPO on track for delayed Aena sell off

The initial public offering (IPO) for 28% of Spanish state airport operator Aena is scheduled for 11 February 2015, and the group results show EBITDA exceeding expectations

Almaty Ring Road PPP tender launched

The Government of Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Investments and Development (MID) launched the tender for the $680 million Almaty Ring Road PPP on 14 January 2015

FCC appoints new directors

Mexican business magnate Carlos Slim has appointed new directors to the board of Spanish construction firm FCC following his recent acquisition of a 25.6% stake

IFM acquires Conmex toll road stake from OHL

Global fund manager IFM Investors has acquired a 24.99% stake in concession company Organizacion de Proyectos de Infraestructura (OPI) from OHL Mexico for Ps 8.777 billion ($600m)