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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

Bidder quits Dutch IJmond lock PPP

Four consortia have presented first stage bids for the €850 million ($1.1bn) IJmond sea lock PPP in the Netherlands

Prequalification statements in on Bahrain Airport expansion

The Ministry of Transportation for Bahrain received prequalification documents from bidders for the Bahrain International Airport expansion project yesterday (29 October 2014).

Orange County issues RFQ for I-405 design-build

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) in California has issued a request for qualifications for the estimated $900 million Interstate 405 (I-405) improvement project

Macquarie Korea fund faces appeal over tunnel concessions

Macquarie Korea Infrastructure Fund is facing another court action over the Baekyang and Soojungsan toll tunnel concessions, after the city of Busan decided to appeal the verdict

Three shortlisted for Washington DC streetcars project

The District of Columbia's Department of Transportation (DDOT) has shortlisted three teams for the estimated $800 million Integrated Premium Transit (IPT) system in Washington DC

Honduras’ Coalianza invites bids for highway PPP

The Honduran PPP commission, COALIANZA, has invited bids for a 30-year highway concession in the departments of Cortés, Copan and Santa Barbara

Adani hires adviser on Abbott Point stake sale

Adani Enterprises is looking to sell an equity stake in the Abbot Point coal terminal in Queensland to help it expand the facility

IDB to fund second stage of Sharm El-Sheikh airport

The Islamic Development Bank has confirmed that it will provide funding for the proposed expansion of the Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport in Egypt

Five bids for Moscow ring road PPP

Five firms have presented bids for the fifth section of Moscow’s Central Ring Road megaproject, roads authority Avtodor announced last week

London plans four new river crossings

Transport for London expects to build four eastern River Thames crossings in the coming years, the authority’s head of planning said last week

Spain seeks up to €4bn from Aena selloff

Spain’s airport operator Aena has been valued at up to €8 billion ($10.1bn) by the country’s privatisation authority, as the government prepares to part-privatise the company

Plenary-Walsh team win Penn bridges PPP

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has selected Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners as preferred bidder for the $899 million rapid bridge replacement PPP project

Sydney Light Rail seeks speedy close

The Connecting Sydney consortium is planning to close the A$1.6 billion (US$1.4bn) Sydney Light Rail PPP project within six months, a source familiar with the project told IJGlobal

Financial close for Austrian road PPP

The EIB and Unicredit have reached financial close on the Zwettl road bypass PPP in the state of Lower Austria, the EIB has announced

OHL awarded Colombian highway PPP

Colombia's National Infrastructure Agency (ANI) has awarded the $1.37 trillion Río Magdalena 2 highway PPP to Spanish firm OHL

Two bid for fourth Moscow-St Petersburg road PPP

Two firms have presented bids for the fourth PPP project for the M11 Moscow-St Petersburg toll road, Russian state highways agency Avtodor said this week

Belgrade seeks advisers for parking PPP

The city of Belgrade’s parking authority, Parking Servis, is seeking advisers to structure and procure a parking PPP project in the Serbian capital

South Africa budget prioritises urban transport and social infra

Social infrastructure will strongly outpace economic infrastructure spending in South Africa over the next three years, according to the country’s medium term budget policy statement unveiled by the Treasury on Wednesday

Milan Metro Line 4 must sign financing by year-end

A consortium of Impregilo, Astaldi, Ansaldo and the Municipality of Milan must reach financial close by the end of December for the Milan Metro Line 4, a new 14.2km line that is due to cost roughly €1.9 billion ($2.4 billion)