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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

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

UEMOA taps UAE funding for 16 new projects

The West African Economic & Monetary Union (UEMOA), an economic community of eight African countries, yesterday (9 September 2014) signed memorandums of understanding for 16 new infrastructure projects backed by funding from the UAE

Bahamas launches tender for PPP projects

The Government of the Bahamas through its Ministry of Finance is seeking expressions of interest (EoI) from private sector developers for the development of six PPP projects

Thameslink refinancing adviser mandated

IJGlobal has learnt that a financial adviser for the sponsors is in place for the upcoming refinancing of the UK’s £1.6 billion Thameslink rolling stock project, which reached financial close last year

Fraport completes acquisition of Ljubljana Airport

German airport operator Fraport and Slovenia Sovereign Holding (SDH) signed a contract on the sale of 75.5% of Aerodrom Ljubljana, the airport operator for Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport

Angel Trains wins rolling stock contract

Angel Trains has won the contract to provide 150 new rolling stock carriages to Stagecoach South Western Trains (SSWT) as part of a lease to alleviate congestions

Avtodor submits designs for M4 Don PPP

Russian state highways agency Avtodor has submitted design and estimate documents to the state for the M4 Don construction PPP