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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

Financial close for Princess Beatrix Third Lock PPP

The Sas van Vreeswijk consortium has achieved financial close on the €184 million ($207 million) PPP in the Netherlands for construction of a new third lock chamber at the Princess Beatrix Lock and the widening of the Lek Canal

Mexico's ICA gets EXI loan to finish Palmillas-Apaseo toll road

Mexican construction firm Empresas ICA has confirmed that local energy and infrastructure fund EXI will provide a Ps750 million ($40 million) convertible loan to support the completion of the Palmillas-Apaseo El Grande toll road

Hochtief acquires tunnel stake from Bilfinger

Hochtief has acquired 50% of the shares in the Herrentunnel Lübeck toll road PPP in northern Germany from Bilfinger. The acquisition brings Hochtief’s ownership to 100% and full operational control

Georgia selects winner for Anaklia Deep Sea Port

The Ministry of the Economy and Sustainable Development in Georgia has announced the preferred bidder for the $2.5 billion 49-year concession for the new Anaklia Deep Sea Port and Free Trade Zone development

ICA misses third interest payment since December

Mexican construction firm Empresas ICA said on Thursday (4 February 2016) that it would not pay the approximately $22 million interest payment that was due on the firm’s 8.9% senior notes due 2021

EXCLUSIVE Philippines’ Calax PPP starts right of way negotiations

Metro Pacific has started the process with the Philippines’ Department of Public Works and Highways of securing the right of way access for the Ps55.21 billion Cavite-Laguna Expressway PPP

Final RFP for Virginia's Thimble Shoal tunnel

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel District has issued a final request for proposals (RFP) for the $724 million Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel design and build project

KKR announces reshuffle as Lipschulz leaves

Marc Lipschultz is to step down as head of energy and infrastructure at private equity firm KKR this month in order to join a new debt fund, the executive has reportedly confirmed

Israel and Jordan’s Red Sea-Dead Sea tender altered

The tender for Israel and Jordan’s pipeline linking the Red Sea to the Dead Sea, with an associated desalination plant, has been altered with tender documents available for an additional two months

Québec invites EOIs for service area PPP

Québec's ministry of transport is inviting expressions of interest (EOI) from prospective developers for the proposed redevelopment of a highway services area in the city of Lavaltrie

No public subsidy under France’s A355 concession

The French government and sponsor Vinci have signed the concession agreement for the €500 million ($553 million) greenfield, tolled A355 Strasbourg bypass, the Grand Contournement Ouest de Strasbourg

Invepar stake sale on track despite Brookfield withdrawal

Brazilian construction firm OAS has said that the sale of its 25% stake in Invepar will continue, despite Brookfield Asset Management withdrawing its offer in the process

DIF and HICL buy shares in A63 French toll road

UK-listed fund HICL Infrastructure and Dutch fund manager DIF have both acquired new shares in the operational A63 toll road PPP in France. French construction firms Colas Sud Ouest and Spie Batignolles have sold their stakes

Bangkok-Laos border railway on fast-track

Thailand’s Transport Ministry and State Railway of Thailand are preparing to fast-track the planned new railway between Bangkok and the Laotian border

Cargo sales agent wins concession to operate Dutch airport

Trade Centre Global Investments has won a competition to operate the Maastricht Aachen Airport in the south of the Netherlands until 2026. The contract should be finalised around 1 March 2016 ahead of TCGI starting operations in mid-2016

ANI fines Bogotá–Girardot highway concessionaire

Colombian infrastructure agency ANI has fined the concessionaire responsible for building the Bogotá – Girardot highway project Ps80 billion for defaults and delays in the construction period

Indonesia’s Jakarta-Bandung HSR gets off to difficult start

The roughly $5.5 billion high speed rail linking Jakarta and the city of Bandung in West Java has got off to a difficult start after the Indonesian government affirmed its refusal to provide a guarantee for the project

Sura and Credicorp launch 4G debt fund

Local fund manager Sura Asset Management and Lima-based Credicorp Capital have launched a $400 million-equivalent debt fund which aims to finance some of Colombia's 4G highway projects

Six firms vying for Paraguay's Silvio Pettirossi airport PPP

Paraguay’s Ministry of Public Works and Communications (MOPC) has said that already six companies have acquired bidding documents to participate in the tender for the Silvio Pettirossi International Airport PPP