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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

Nova Scotia to launch public consultation for bundled highway upgrades

The Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (NSTIR)'s proposed plan of twinning eight stretches of 100-series highways is expected to be released to the public over the next few weeks, according to the provincial Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan

Asciano breakup hits regulatory bump

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has delayed its deadline to announce whether it will approve the A$9.05 billion ($6.54 billion) takeover of Asciano by Qube and Brookfield from 26 May to 21 July

Amtrak issues RFQ for Chicago station redevelopment

US rail operator Amtrak has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) seeking a private sector partner to redevelop Chicago's Union Station on a PPP basis

EXCLUSIVE Bond launch nears for Purple Line LRT

The $330 million in private activity bonds (PABs) that will partly finance the roughly $2 billion Purple Line light rail transit (LRT) project in Maryland are expected to be launched to the market in early June

Ex-Santander PF head joins AllianzGI North America debt team

Allianz Global Investors has hired Jorge Camiña from Santander as an executive in the firm’s infrastructure debt business, sources familiar with the matter confirmed to IJGlobal

Bangkok monorail tenders on schedule for June

Three Bangkok electric train lines worth over Bt200 billion ($5.62 billion) will be tendered in June as originally scheduled. In addition to the Yellow and Pink Lines that were fast tracked in late March, the Thai government will also tender out the Orange Line.

Bidders denied more time for Red Sea-Dead Sea

A number of bidders vying to develop the Red Sea-Dead Sea pipeline between Israel and Jordan have had their requests for an extension to the bid submission deadline rejected

EXCLUSIVE Mandates imminent for Costera peso loans

Debt allocations for the peso-denominated bank loans in support of the Costera Cartagena Barranquilla 4G toll road concession in Colombia are expected to be made this week, according to sources

SunPower, LAP ink Santiago Metro PPAs

SunPower and Latin American Power (LAP) have signed 15-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) with the Santiago Metro to supply renewable energy

UPDATE: Slovak D4/R7 PPP reaches commercial close

A consortium comprising Cintra, Macquarie Capital and Porr has reached commercial close on the €1 billion ($1.12 billion) Slovak D4-R7 road, Macquarie confirmed on Tuesday

SACE considering Dubai investments

Italian export credit agency SACE is considering a number of new infrastructure investments in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The agency inaugurated its new Dubai office today (24 May 2016)

EXCLUSIVE Final bids in for Denver airport redevelopment

The City of Denver's Department of Aviation has received final bids from shortlisted bidders for the redevelopment project for a section of Denver International Airport, IJGlobal has learnt

Panama’s Tocumen airport bonds placed

Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen (AITSA) has placed a $575 million bond issuance due 2036 to support the continued expansion of the airport, including construction of a new south terminal