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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

Bidders line up for Melbourne Port privatisation

Three of Australia’s infrastructure funds are preparing bids for the privatisation of the Port of Melbourne, which is expected to fetch up to A$5 billion

AfDB to fund new Cameroon roads

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has committed to providing a CFA105 billion loan to the Cameroon government for the construction of a new road connecting the north and south of the country

CAF to build México-Toluca intercity train

The Mexican Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT) has awarded the Mexico City-Toluca intercity railroad project, to a CAF-led consortium

Canada lays out C$5.8bn infrastructure investment plan

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced that his government will invest roughly C$5.8 billion ($5.1 billion) over the next three years to build and renew infrastructure across the country

California issues RFQ for third phase of HSR project

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for construction of the third phase of its high speed rail project

Bidder drops out of Philippines’ Calax PPP

One of the prequalified bidders for the roughly $800 million Cavite-Laguna Expressway PPP in the Philippines has dropped out

Honduras to retender Palmerola airport in January 2015

The Honduran Secretariat for Infrastructure and Public Services (Insep) said that it expects to launch the retendering of the Palmerola airport concession in January 2015

Limmel Lock formal concession award

Dutch procurement agency Rijkswaterstaat has awarded the concession for the Limmel Lock PPP on the Juliana Canal to the BESIX, Rebel and Egemin consortium

Transurban prices Queensland Motorways refinancing

Australian roads operator Queensland Motorways (QM) has priced a A$250 million ($214 million) seven-year medium-term note issue, its first capital markets issuance

EU launches fund and advisory hub for Investment Plan for Europe

The European Commission has today (26 November 2014) launched its Investment Plan for Europe, an initiative intended to unlock €315 billion ($394 billion) of private and public investments in the real economy over the next three years

PennDOT issues RFQ for CNG fuelling stations PPP

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for development of compressed natural gas (CNG) fuelling stations at public transit agencies across the state

Fraport/Slentel win Greek regional airports privatisation

The Hellenic Republic Asset Development Dund (HRADF) yesterday (25 November 2014) announced Fraport and Slentel consortium as preferred bidder for the first two clusters of the regional airports privatisation

Bosnia's Corridor 5c PPP launch may face delays

Recent Parliamentary election in Bosnia & Herzegovina threaten to delay the launch of a new Corridor 5c highway PPP project scheduled for May 2015

Japanese consortium wins Myanmar’s Mandalay airport privatization

A Jalux and Mitsubishi Corporation led consortium has signed a 30 year concession agreement with Myanmar’s Department of Civil Aviation to rehabilitate and operate Mandalay International Airport, central Myanmar

Russian road PPP proposed

The Russian chairman of state highways agency Avtodor and the regional governor of Kostroma discussed during a meeting implementing a new PPP to deliver a new highway bypass around Kostroma and a bridge across the Volga river

Avtodor awards two Russian road building contracts

Avtodor has reviewed bids and awarded two long term investment contracts for roads projects in Russia: the Moscow Central Ring Road Section Five and the M3 Ukraine

Colorado's C-470 toll lanes project to take design-build route

The Colorado Department of Transportation's (CDOT) High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE) has recommended that the C-470 tolled lanes project be developed as a publicly funded, design-build concession project

Abu Dhabi to fund Madagascar road projects

State-owned investment vehicle Abu Dhabi Fund for Development has committed to loans totalling Dh110 million ($30 million) to support the construction of several road projects in Madagascar