Kenya plans US$ 1.85 bn toll roads PPPs
The Treasury of Kenya has announced plans to launch PPP infrastructure projects such as toll roads with an estimated investment value of KES 200 billion (US$ 1.85 billion). The government is also revitalizing the PPP framework to have an alternative channel to finance infrastructure in times of fast-rising public debt.
Contract signed for USD9bn airport PPP in Thailand
Public-Private Partnership Agreement of U-Tapao International Airport City Project & Eastern Airport City Project was signed on June 19 in Thailand between the Eastern Economic Corridor Office of Thailand (EECO) and U-Tapao International Aviation Company Limited or the BBS Joint Venture, the winning bidder which offered the highest returns to the State.
Brazil to concession 4,000km of highways across the country
Ministry of Infrastructure in Brazil has requested the state-owned Planning and Logistics Company - Empresa de Planejamento e Logística S.A. (EPL) to carry out studies for the concessions of five highways. The stretches add up to more than four thousand kilometers of federal highways and cross eight states.
City in Thailand plans monorail PPP project
Pattaya city administration in the south-east of Thailand is planning to develop an elevated monorail system in Pattaya city. The project is aimed to reduce traffic congestion and connect the city with the government's infrastructure development in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).
Financial close for the major road PPP in Bangladesh
First Dhaka Elevated Expressway Company, Ltd. (FDEE), a project company owned by China Shandong International Economic & Technical Cooperation Group Ltd (CSI), Sinohydro Cooperation and Italian-Thai Development Public Company Limited (ITD) has reached financial close for the Dhaka Elevated Expressway Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project in the capital of Bangladesh.
New procurement plan approved for $1.7bn road project in Brazil
Brazil's national land transport agency ANTT has approved the proposal for BR-153/080/414/GO/TO road concession connecting the states of Goiás and Tocantins.
$240m loan for monorail project in Brazil
The IDB Group has issued US$ 240 million loan financing for the Skyrail Bahia monorail project in Salvador de Bahia. IDB will provide financing to pay for CAPEX and other project costs during construction (estimated at US$ 842 million) through a US$240 million loan with an up to 20-year door-to-door tenor.
The first regional train concession signed in Colombia
Ministry of Transportation, the Cundinamarca Governorate and the Cundinamarca SAS Regional Railway Company (EFR) in Colombia have signed the first passenger regional train development concession with China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CECC).
The only bid for US$ 1.27 billion bridge project in Brazil
The government of the Brazilian state of Bahia has received a single bid from a consortium of China Communications Construction Company (ACC) and China Railway 20 Bureau Group (CR20) for its Salvador Itaparica bridge project.
Ground-breaking rail agreement signed in Australia
The most significant freight infrastructure project in Australia’s history has taken a major step forward.