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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

TxDOT shortlists five on SH 360 corridor

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has shortlisted five teams for the estimated $200 million State Highway 360 (SH 360) corridor improvement project

MOP Chile shortlists groups for Santiago airport

The Chilean Ministry of Public Works (MOP) has so far shortlisted nine groups to take part in the final bidding round for the retendering of the Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez (AMB) international airport

Egypt prepares Dabaa nuclear tender

Egypt’s Ministry of Electricity intends to launch an international tender for the construction of two nuclear power stations in the Matruh governorate before the end of 2014

Virginia kicks off I-66 corridor PPP procurement

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has begun the procurement process for the estimated $2-3 billion I-66 corridor project under a PPP agreement

US Highway Trust Fund nears temporary reprieve

The US Government's House of Representatives has passed a $10.8 billion bill to temporarily rescue the Highway Trust Fund before it hits insolvency this August

Adviser sought for Haiti Port PPP

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is seeking a technical consultant to advise on the implementation of a PPP project to improve operations and infrastructure at the Cap Haitien Port in northern Haiti

Macquarie Atlas Roads increases stake in APRR

Australian-listed Macquarie Atlas Roads (MQA) has entered an agreement to acquire an additional 0.7% interest in Autoroutes Paris-Rhin-Rhône (APRR), the French motorway operator, for €41.5 million

Pinfra consortium mandates banks on Siglo XXI financing

A consortium comprising Mexican firms Pinfra, Grupo Bursátil Mexicano and the Mexican subsidiary of Spain's Aldesa have mandated two banks on the roughly $100 million debt-financing for the Siglo XXI highway PPP in Morelos state in Mexico

Skanska favourite for LA's Purple Line Extension

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has recommended that a Skanska, Traylor Bros. and J.F. Shea consortium be named preferred bidder for the $1.63 billion first phase extension of the Westside Purple Line

RCO extends concession for free route construction

Mexican toll road operator Red Carreteras de Occidente has agreed to build a toll-free extension in exchange for amendments to its concession agreement

Galliford Try acquires Miller Construction

UK developer Galliford Try has agreed to acquire Miller Construction UK for a total price of £16.57 million ($28 million)

ICA nears pricing on Mexico toll road bond

ICA is close to pricing a bond of up to Ps3.8 billion ($293 million) to refinance debt for its La Piedad and Río Verde toll roads in Mexico

Jamaica tenders Norman Manley airport PPP

The Government of Jamaica, through its Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing (MTWH) is inviting expressions of interest from private sector operators for privatising the country's Norman Manley International Airport

Isolux and PSP price PABs for Indiana's I-69

Sponsors Isolux and PSP Investments have priced a $250 million private activity bond (PAB) issue to finance Indiana's I-69 Section 5 PPP project

Brazil extends railway studies deadline

The Brazilian federal government has extended the bid deadline for interested parties to be considered for carrying out feasibility studies for six railway projects

Australian and Chinese funds buy Sweden's A-Train

Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund (MEIF) has sold A-Train AB in Sweden to a consortium of Australian pension funds and a Chinese government fund

Shortlist near on St. Lawrence bridge PPP

The Canadian federal government is close to releasing a three-strong shortlist for the C$5 billion ($4.5 billion) St. Lawrence bridge PPP in Québec

Honduras invites EOIs for CA-5 Sur highway PPP

Honduras’ PPP commission (COALIANZA) and trustee Banco Ficohsa have invited expressions of interest (EOIs) from companies to develop the 88km CA-5 Sur highway PPP