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  • Feasibility study starts for Mandalay-Muse rail

    China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group and Myanmar Railways have started feasibility and environmental and social studies for a 431km rail project connecting Mandalay to Muse – part of the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor’s Mandalay-Kunming railway line

  • Essel Infraprojects mulls road asset sale

    Essel Infraprojects – the infrastructure arm of India's Essel Group – is planning to sell part of its roads business

  • Octopus Investments closes first investment in Australia

    UK-based fund manager Octopus Investments and Australian developer Edify Energy have reached financial close on a $318 million financing for the Darlington Point Solar Farm in New South Wales, Australia

  • PPP specialist joins ADB

    Sheharyar Chughtai has joined Asian Development Bank as a PPP specialist

  • Pakistan mothballs CPEC’s Rahim Yar Khan coal-fired

    Pakistan's government has officially informed its Chinese counterparts that the $1.6 billion Rahim Yar Khan power plant – a China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project – will be scrapped, following a CPEC meeting with Chinese officials held last month

  • EBRD funds Talimarjan CCGT expansion

    The EBRD announced yesterday that it will provide Uzbekenergo with an up-to-$240 million loan – its largest financing in Uzbekistan to date – to expand the capacity of the Talimarjan power complex in Kashkadarya by 900MW

  • Uttar Pradesh launches solar tender

    Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency is tendering 500MW of solar capacity

  • Victoria approves Golden Plains wind farm

    The state government of Victoria has approved WestWind Energy’s 800MW Golden Plains wind farm

  • EXIM Thailand appoints banking head

    Export-Import Bank of Thailand announced today the appointment of Pornsuree Thaisriharaj as senior vice-president of banking, effective immediately

  • SECI tenders more solar – this time with tariff ceiling

    Solar Energy Corporation of India is tendering 1.2GW of solar projects across India

  • EXCLUSIVE ADB seeks infra finance consultant in Pakistan

    Asian Development Bank re-launched today an invitation for infrastructure finance specialists with at least 10 years’ experience to express interest in working with Pakistan’s Public Private Partnership Authority, following changes in the terms of reference and cost estimate

  • Infrastructure Australia names new chief executive

    Infrastructure Australia has named Romilly Madew as its new chief executive

  • Bangladesh seeks JV partners for Sonagazi renewables

    The deadline to submit EOIs to develop two renewable energy projects in Sonagazi, Chittagong, with a total capacity of 110MW is this week, following an extension last month

  • China plans no-subsidy wind and solar

    China plans no-subsidy solar and wind pilot projects as it looks to improve the competitiveness of renewable energy and cut back reliance on central government support

  • World Bank finances Sindh solar

    World Bank and Pakistan have signed a $97 million financing package for a 400MW solar project to increase solar power generation and access to electricity in Sindh province