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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

Lithuania approves unsolicited proposals for PPPs

The Lithuanian government has approved amendments to its PPP rules that will allow for the private sector to submit unsolicited proposals for project preparation and tender procedures

Shortlist confirmed for Australia’s Darwin Port

Five bidders have today submitted applications for prequalification for the Ps18.99 billion ($416 million) Davao Sasa port PPP in the Philippines

France outlines Nice and Lyon Airports privatisations

The Ministry of Finance in France has outline plans to begin the consultations on the sale specifications for privatisations of both Nice Cote d’Azure Airport and Lyon Airport in September

ACS and SNC-Lavalin close Ontario's Eglinton LRT

An ACS- and SNC-Lavalin-led consortium has closed the C$5.3 billion ($4.1 billion) Eglinton Crosstown light-rail transit (LRT) project in Toronto

CRCC wins Chinese tunnel PPP

China Railway Construction Corporation has been appointed preferred bidder for the South Wuhu City river-crossing tunnel PPP

PennDOT issues draft RFP for CNG fuelling stations PPP

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has issued a draft request for proposals (RFP) for its compressed natural gas (CNG) fuelling stations project

MSC Rail wins Portuguese freight operator privatisation

Portugal’s Council of Ministers has selected MSC Rail, a subsidiary of Mediterranean Shipping Company, as winner for the privatisation of Portugal’s freight operator CP Carga

Australia's CIMIC appoints new CFO

Australian construction firm CIMIC has appointed Angel Muriel as its new chief financial officer

ANI awards Pasto-Rumichaca highway to Sacyr

Colombia’s National Infrastructure Agency (ANI) has awarded the Ps1.6 trillion ($630 million) Pasto-Rumichaca 4G highway concession to a Sacyr-led consortium

China Railway plans IPO

China Railway Signal & Communications (CRSC) is expected to raise up to $1.8 billion from an initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong later this week

Vietnam approves Hon Khoai port PPP

The Vietnamese government has approved plans to develop the Hon Khoai deepwater port project as a PPP

HICL plans capital raise

UK-listed fund HICL Infrastructure Company has stated it intends to raise £48 million ($74 million) new capital in its quarterly statement

Colorado shortlists on I-70 East

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has shortlisted four groups for the estimated $1.17 billion Interstate-70 East extension PPP

IFM closes refinancing of Indiana Toll Road

IFM Investors has priced and closed a $1.05 billion 144A senior secured bond to refinance a portion of the debt signed to finance its $5.73 billion acquisition of Indiana Toll Road (ITR)

Ronesans agrees takeover of Ballast Nedam

Turkey's Rönesans Construction has reached conditional agreement to make a €30 million ($33 million) public offer to acquire troubled Dutch builder Ballast Nedam

Arcus agrees sale of its Angel Trains ROSCO stake

AMP Capital and PSP Investments have reached an agreement to acquire Arcus Infrastructure’s stake in UK rolling stock company (ROSCO) Angel Trains

Jasa Marga closes on Indonesian toll road

A consortium of four state-owned firms led by Jasa Marga has closed the financing for the construction of the Medan-Kualanamu-Tebing Tinggi toll road in Indonesia