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Gammon Construction wins Lyric Theatre Complex contract in Hong Kong

Gammon Construction wins Lyric Theatre Complex contract in Hong Kong Gammon Construction Limited has been awarded the HK$5.5 billion Works Contract (L2) of the Lyric Theatre Complex and Extended Basement for the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) in Hong Kong. The project involves construction of a world-class theatre complex that comprises a 1,450-seat lyric …

John Holland to deliver safer Melbourne rail and road network

John Holland to deliver safer Melbourne rail and road network John Holland, part of the North Western Program Alliance, will deliver the Reservoir level crossing removal project. The North Western Program Alliance is a partnership between John Holland, KBR, Metro Trains Melbourne and the Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA). The $232 million Reservoir project marks …

African Development Bank approves €17.96 million Ring-Road project in Cameroon

African Development Bank approves €17.96 million Ring-Road project in Cameroon The African Development Bank has approved a €17.96 million loan to the Republic of Cameroon to finance the construction of a Ring-Road Project in the North-West Province of the country. The Ring Road project, which falls under phase three of the country’s Transport Sector Support Programme, …

Planned and ongoing Construction projects in world’s megacities valued at US$4.2 trn

Planned and ongoing Construction projects in world’s megacities valued at US$4.2 trn A total of 6,645 planned and ongoing construction projects by the world’s megacities, valued at US$4.2trn and fueled by the increase in population, are sparking interest in residential and infrastructural developments, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The United Nations …

STRABAG awarded €133 million contract for section of A1 Motorway in Poland

STRABAG awarded €133 million contract for section of A1 Motorway in Poland The European-based construction group STRABAG, through its Polish subsidiary STRABAG Sp. z o.o., has been awarded another contract for a section of the A1 motorway in Poland. STRABAG is leading a consortium (92 %) with Poland’s Budimex SA. The 17 km long Section …

Lower Thames Crossing to boost road capacity by 90 percent

Lower Thames Crossing to boost road capacity by 90 percent A major new road linking Kent, Thurrock and Essex would nearly double road capacity across the river Thames and almost halve northbound journey times at Dartford Crossing, under updated plans released by Highways England today. The multi-billion pound project will connect communities, boost the economy …

Nordic Development Fund to co-finance improvements to the busiest road in Laos

Nordic Development Fund to co-finance improvements to the busiest road in Laos The project will showcase best-practice climate-resilient road infrastructure for the most heavily trafficked road section in Lao PDR. The Nordic Development Fund has approved €8.0 million in concessional credit to join the World Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in financing the …

ADB providing US$180 Million to Improve Nepal’s Mahendra Highway

ADB providing US$180 Million to Improve Nepal’s Mahendra Highway The Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan of $180 million to support improvements to Nepal’s East–West Highway, the country’s main domestic and international trade route also known as the Mahendra Highway. “The highway’s road surface—Nepal’s busiest route—is in fair …

ADB supports Elevated Highway in Sri Lanka to improve connectivity and trade

ADB supports Elevated Highway in Sri Lanka to improve connectivity and trade The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a US$300 million loan to help in the construction of about 5.3 kilometres (km) of elevated highway with tolls and related facilities between the New Kelani Bridge (NKB) and Galle Face in central …

Nordic Investment Bank finances new section of E18 motorway in Norway

Nordic Investment Bank finances new section of E18 motorway in Norway The Nordic Investment Bank finances new section of E18 motorway in Norway and the Norwegian toll-road operator Ferde AS have signed a NOK 1 billion (€ 104.5 million) loan with a maturity of 17.5 years to finance the construction of a new section of motorway …

European Investment Bank supports The Great North Road for Zambians

European Investment Bank supports The Great North Road for Zambians The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €110 million (ZMK 1.27 billion) concessional loan with the Zambian Ministry of Finance in support of the Great North Road (T2), to be followed shortly by the signature of an EU grant of €72.45m that will complement EIB …

STRABAG awarded €111m contract for 16km section of A1 in Poland

STRABAG awarded €111m contract for 16km section of A1 in Poland The Polish subsidiary of publicly listed European construction company STRABAG SE will be part of a syndicate to build a 16 km section of the A1 highway between Tuszyn and Bełchatów. The Polish General Directorate for National Roads and Highways (GDDKiA) has awarded a …

Ertech and Georgiou Group win Sydney Northern Road Upgrade contract

Ertech and Georgiou Group win Sydney Northern Road Upgrade contract The $1.6 billion upgrade of The Northern Road in Western Sydney has reached a major milestone with a contract being awarded to a joint venture between Ertech Pty Limited and Georgiou Group Pty Ltd for construction of Stage 4, between Mersey Road at Bringelly and …

Tenders called for more Bruce Highway safety works in Australia

Tenders called for more Bruce Highway safety works in Australia A major safety upgrade of a 4.7-kilometre stretch of the Bruce Highway at Chatsworth, north of Gympie, is one step closer after tenders were recently called to deliver the upgrade. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack said the $12 million …

Green light for Adelaide Airport terminal expansion

Green light for Adelaide Airport terminal expansion Adelaide Airport has today announced a $165 million expansion of its main terminal to significantly upgrade international arrivals and departures, and create more retail and dining options for both domestic and international travellers. Work will begin immediately, with the key focus of the expansion being on improving the …

India and World Bank sign $500m deal for all-weather rural roads using green technologies

India and World Bank sign $500m deal for all-weather rural roads using green technologies The Government of India and the World Bank today signed a $500 million loan agreement to provide additional financing for the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) Rural Roads Project which will build 7,000 km of climate resilient roads, out of …

VINCI Construction JV wins $700m motorway contract in Auckland, New Zealand

VINCI Construction JV wins $700m motorway contract in Auckland, New Zealand VINCI Construction subsidiary HEB Construction, has been chosen as part of an alliance contract to build the Northern Corridor Improvements Project (NCI Project). With a total value of $700 million New-Zealand dollars (around €415 million), the contract aims at creating a new connection north …

Contractor sought for Mordialloc Bypass in Victoria, Australia

Contractor sought for Mordialloc Bypass in Victoria, Australia The congestion-busting Mordialloc Bypass is a step closer, with expressions of interest now open to build the $300 million project. The nine-kilometre bypass will link the Mornington Peninsula Freeway at Springvale Road, Aspendale Gardens to the Dingley Bypass in Dingley Village. When complete the new arterial road …

McConnelI Dowell wins A$40m contract for Australian bridge, culverts and intersections

McConnelI Dowell wins A$40m contract for Australian bridge, culverts and intersections Detailed design, planning and site inspections will commence immediately on Aus $40 million worth of bridge, culvert, road widening and intersection upgrades across regional South Australia following the awarding of a contract to McConnelI Dowell Construction Pty Ltd. These projects will improve productivity and …

Ghana announces tenders for Eastern Railway and Boankara Port project

Ghana announces tenders for Eastern Railway and Boankara Port project The Government of Ghana has re-emphasised the need to involve the private sector in the development of public infrastructure by promoting a robust PPP agenda. Through the Ministry of Railways Development and the Ghana Railway Development Authority, the Government intends to pursue a PPP arrangement …

RTA awards contract for Phase 1 and 2 of Dubai 2020 Expo roads improvement project

RTA awards contract for Phase 1 and 2 of Dubai 2020 Expo roads improvement project As directed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai to start immediately in the construction of roads and transport projects associated with the hosting of Expo 2020 …

Expressions of Interest open to complete Australia’s M80 Ring Road

Expressions of Interest open to complete Australia’s M80 Ring Road The M80 Ring Road upgrade has reached another important project milestone, with Expressions of Interest now open to complete the remaining sections of the project. Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher said the final upgrades include a four-kilometre section between Sydney Road …

ADB finances three Infrastructure Projects in Cambodia

ADB finances three Infrastructure Projects in Cambodia The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today signed three project loan agreements with the Government of Cambodia to provide infrastructure support for road network improvement, provincial water supply and sanitation, and smallholder farmers development in Tonle Sap. The loan agreements were signed by Aun Pornmoniroth, Senior Minister, Ministry of …

Contract awarded for $391.6 million M1 Pacific Motorway Upgrade in Australia

Contract awarded for $391.6 million M1 Pacific Motorway Upgrade in Australia Motorists will soon see major benefits as work commences on three major upgrades along the M1 Pacific Motorway following the award of the construction contract today. Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher said the $391.6 million M1 Pacific Motorway Upgrades, jointly …

Morgan Sindall and BAM Nuttall JV awarded €360m motorway upgrade contracts

Morgan Sindall and BAM Nuttall JV awarded €360m motorway upgrade contracts The Morgan Sindall and BAM Nuttall joint venture, (bm JV), has been awarded two contracts worth a total of approximately €360 million (£322 million) to deliver part of Highways England’s smart motorway programme. The first contract, a two stage design and build contract worth …

STRABAG wins two more sections of S7 expressway in Poland for around €200m

STRABAG wins two more sections of S7 expressway in Poland for around €200m Two subsidiaries of STRABAG SE have been awarded the contract in Poland to design and build two sections of the S7 expressway north of Warsaw. The two orders have a total value of PLN 828 million, which is equivalent to approx. € …

ADB finances US$380m road improvements in Mindanao, Philippines

ADB finances US$380m road improvements in Mindanao, Philippines The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a $380 million loan to help the Philippine government strengthen the road network and spur economic development in Mindanao, the country’s second largest island with about 20 million people. The Improving Growth Corridors in Mindanao Road Sector …

SIAC / Colas JV awarded €120m motorway upgrade and bypass project in Ireland

SIAC / Colas JV awarded €120m motorway upgrade and bypass project in Ireland The award of today’s contract with SIAC/Colas JV commences one of the most significant road schemes contained in the Government’s Building on Recovery Programme. This contract consists of three major elements and is scheduled for full completion early 2020: 1) Widening the …

Colas UK helps secure loan for construction of Hoima Int’l Airport in Uganda

Colas UK helps secure loan for construction of Hoima Int’l Airport in Uganda Colas UK has revealed its new direction as a transport infrastructure company able to compete for the largest projects both in the UK and overseas. The signing of a £215m deal in the Autumn, supported by the largest ever loan to an …

Sacyr awarded €38m construction and rehabilitation projects in Bogotá

Sacyr awarded €38m construction and rehabilitation projects in Bogotá Sacyr has been awarded three new projects for the construction, rehabilitation and updating of different urban areas in Bogotá (Colombia). The three projects, which represent a budget of €38 million, reinforce Sacyr’s position as one of the leading construction and infrastructure companies in Colombia. The first …

The Australia Western Highway Project set to restart

The Australia Western Highway Project set to restart Construction to duplicate the Western Highway between Buangor and Ararat will restart in 2018, following the approval of a new planning amendment allowing works to proceed. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan today announced that a contractor will soon be appointed to get this vital …

STRABAG awarded €125m road construction contract in Hungary

STRABAG awarded €125m road construction contract in Hungary The European construction group STRABAG SE has been awarded a road construction contract in Hungary with a volume of approx. € 125 million. On behalf of state company NIF Zrt., STRABAG will build the first section of R76 expressway in western Hungary from Zalaegerszeg to the M7 …

ADB finances urban and transport improvements in Pakistan

ADB finances urban and transport improvements in Pakistan The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Pakistan today signed two loans totalling $380 million for projects to help improve the country’s urban and transport sectors. The agreements were signed by Xiaohong Yang, ADB Country Director for Pakistan, and Arif Ahmed Khan, Secretary of the …

Galliford Try awarded £24m contract for new M49 junction at Avonmouth, UK

Galliford Try awarded £24m contract for new M49 junction at Avonmouth, UK The design and build scheme will feature a new grade separated junction with a roundabout spanning the motorway which will incorporate a new and existing bridge (pictured) together with access and slip roads on both sides of the junction. The project will reduce …

Highways England gets green light for new Kent M20 motorway junction

Highways England gets green light for new Kent M20 motorway junction A £104m project to create a new motorway junction on the M20 in Kent has been granted development consent by the Secretary of State today (Friday 1 December). Junction 10a will serve communities and businesses around Ashford, improving journeys by relieving pressure on the …

R&W Civil Engineering wins share of £100m M25 Motorway Works

R&W Civil Engineering wins share of £100m M25 Motorway Works R&W Civil Engineering has been awarded a place on the second Call-Off Framework Agreement (COFA-2) to deliver improvement works on the M25 and associated motorways. The Contract procured and managed by Connect Plus on behalf of Highways England will run for six years and has …

Parsons awarded Kentucky I-265/I-64 Interchange

Parsons awarded Kentucky I-265/I-64 Interchange Parsons has been selected by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) to present reconstruction options for the I-265/I-64 Interchange in Jefferson County, KY. The Company will provide design services and alternative analysis for interchange configurations using KYTC’s Performance-Based Flexible Solution initiative. The objective is to evaluate and optimize the interchange and ramps to …

Australia’s Melbourne NE Link biggest ever transport project in Victoria

Australia’s Melbourne NE Link biggest ever transport project in Victoria The North East Link will be the biggest transport project in Victoria’s history, finally building the missing link in Melbourne’s freeway network. The link will begin on the Eastern Freeway at Springvale Road where the capacity of the Eastern will be doubled with six extra …

South Australia Regional Roads Package ready to be rolled out

South Australia Regional Roads Package ready to be rolled out The Australian Government has approved Federal funding to help carry out vital regional road upgrades across South Australia. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said projects to be funded under the package included overtaking lanes on the Augusta, Lincoln and Eyre Highways, widening …

Search underway for mammoth Tunnel Boring Machines

Search underway for mammoth Tunnel Boring Machines An international search is underway for a supplier to build the four massive Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM) that will build Australia’s biggest ever public transport project – the Metro Tunnel in Victoria. The four TBMs needed for the $11 billion project will be more than 100 metres long, …

Local businesses gear up for Australia’s West Gate Tunnel Project

Local businesses gear up for Australia’s West Gate Tunnel Project Victorian businesses, big and small, are being called on to join the team to build the West Gate Tunnel Project. Construction will start in early 2018 with the project expected to create more than 6,000 jobs. Information sessions for businesses who will supply materials and …

STRABAG wins €170 million road construction contracts in Poland

STRABAG wins €170 million road construction contracts in Poland The European-based construction group STRABAG, through its Polish subsidiaries, has been awarded three road construction contracts from Poland’s General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA). The total contract value is split among two lots along the S19 north of Warsaw for € 73 million and …

AfDF paves way for Guinea-Sierra Leone road reconstruction with €48 million

AfDF paves way for Guinea-Sierra Leone road reconstruction with €48 million The Boards of the African Development Bank Group have approved funding of €48 million from the African Development Fund (ADF) for the reconstruction of the border road from Guinea to Sierra Leone. The project, jointly funded by the African Development Fund, the European Union …

Rwanda seeks technical consultants to support Road Maintenance Fund and Transport Development 

Rwanda seeks technical consultants to support Road Maintenance Fund and Transport Development The Government of the Republic of Rwanda has received financing from the Nigeria Technical Cooperation Fund through the African Development Bank toward the cost of Technical advisory services to support the Rwanda Road Maintenance Fund and Rwanda Transport Development Agency. It is intended …

Improved journeys to South West England a step closer as A303 preferred route announced

Improved journeys to South West England a step closer as A303 preferred route announced The next step in a multi-million pound scheme to give drivers quicker, safer and more reliable journeys in the South West took a major step forward today as Highways England announced the preferred route for the dualling of a 3 mile section …

EIB finances €600m “Y Vasca” high-speed rail line in Spain

EIB finances €600m “Y Vasca” high-speed rail line in Spain Minister of Public Works and Transport Íñigo de la Serna attended the signing of a €600m loan granted by the European Investment Bank (EIB) to Adif Alta Velocidad. This loan is the first tranche of €1.03bn in financing approved by the EIB on 19 September, …

Highways England £15 billion road upgrade plan updated to minimise congestion

Highways England £15 billion road upgrade plan updated to minimise congestion Highways England has today updated its £15 billion road improvement programme to reduce the impact of roadworks on motorists and minimise congestion while improvements take place. Plans for twenty-six road upgrades have been revised to reduce roadworks taking place in the same area of …

BAM wins €14.5 m road infrastructure contract for Jebel Ali Port and Free Zone in Dubai

BAM wins €14.5 m road infrastructure contract for Jebel Ali Port and Free Zone in Dubai BAM International BV, the operating company of Royal BAM Group nv, active outside Europe – has been awarded a design and construct contract to build road infrastructure worth €14.5 million for global trade enabler DP World at their flagship …

£61.4m roads package to keep drivers moving in the East of England

£61.4m roads package to keep drivers moving in the East of England A co-ordinated £61.4m package of essential maintenance and improvement work is underway on motorways and major A-roads across the East of England. The work – the bulk of which starts this month – includes resurfacing, safety barrier and lighting upgrades, drainage maintenance and …

President of Ecuador marks construction of US$1B deep water port in Posorja

President of Ecuador marks construction of US$1B deep water port in Posorja The President of Ecuador Lenín Moreno and DP World Group Chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem today performed a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of the greenfield multi-purpose port project at Posorja, Ecuador. The ceremony follows the 50-year concession …

Record €500m EIB loan for India’s Bangalore Metro

Record €500m EIB loan for India’s Bangalore Metro The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide EUR 500 million to support the construction of a new 18 station Rapid Transit line in Bangalore and the purchase of 96 train cars for use on the line. This support for investment to expand the second longest urban metro …

EU Bank supports first tramway line in Tampere, Finland with €150m loan

EU Bank supports first tramway line in Tampere, Finland with €150m loan To meet the needs of the growing city and urban area, a modern tramline system has been designed for Tampere. Fostering sustainable transport projects, the European Investment Bank (EIB) has provided a EUR 150m loan to the City of Tampere for the construction …

Bechtel signs contract for 473 km Nairobi to Mombasa Expressway in Kenya

Bechtel signs contract for 473 km Nairobi to Mombasa Expressway in Kenya The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) is set to roll out the construction of the 473 Kilometres Nairobi to Mombasa (A8) Expressway following the formal signing of the Commercial Agreement with Bechtel Kenya, a global leader in designing and constructing motorways. The project …

ZÜBLIN, a Strabag subsidiary awarded €309m contract in Singapore

ZÜBLIN, a Strabag subsidiary awarded €309m contract in Singapore ZÜBLIN, a subsidiary of European-based construction group STRABAG SE, has been hired by PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, to build 11.9 km of tunnels for the sewerage system of the city. The contract is a part of the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) Phase 2 project …

Zambia to get US$1.2bn highway from China

Zambia to get US$1.2bn highway from China Work has commenced on construction of a strategic road project that connects the southern and central parts of the country to the mining towns in the Copperbelt province of Zambia. The contractor is China Jiangxi Corporation for International Economic and Technical Cooperation (CJIC), and the cost of the …

BAM JV to build new €753m lock at Terneuzen between the Netherlands and Belgium

BAM JV to build new €753m lock at Terneuzen between the Netherlands and Belgium The Flemish-Dutch Scheldt Commission (Vlaams-Nederlandse Scheldecommissie, VNSC, a partnership between the Netherlands and Flanders for jointly managing the Scheldt estuary) has commissioned the Sassevaart joint venture the contract to construct a new lock at Terneuzen. The contract value is more than €753 …

STRABAG JV helps with €122m expansion of Dubrovnik Airport

STRABAG JV helps with €122m expansion of Dubrovnik Airport The European-based construction group STRABAG is helping to modernise and expand Dubrovnik Airport in Croatia. The € 122 million contract will be carried out by a joint venture in which STRABAG holds a 53.92 % share. The modernisation and expansion of the airport runways and of …

Plans to improve busy junction on the M2 in England unveiled today

Plans to improve busy junction on the M2 in England unveiled today Proposed major improvements to make journeys safer and more reliable for drivers using junction 5 on the M2 have been unveiled by Highways England today (Wednesday 6 September). The M2 is a key route which links London with Rochester and Faversham and the …

President of Ecuador marks construction of US$1 billion deep water port

President of Ecuador marks construction of US$1 billion deep water port On the first of September the President of Ecuador Lenín Moreno and DP World Group Chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem performed a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of the greenfield multi-purpose port project at Posorja, Ecuador. The ceremony follows …

South Africa awards N2 Wild Coast Bridge Tender to Stabag JV

South Africa awards N2 Wild Coast Bridge Tender to Stabag JV The tender for the much anticipated Mtentu bridge, which forms part of the N2 Wild Coast road (N2WC) project has been awarded, the South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) announced today. Construction of the bridge is set to start in early November …

Zambia announces EOI for Consultancy for Chinsali to Nakonde Road Rehabilitation project

Zambia announces EOI for Consultancy for Chinsali to Nakonde Road Rehabilitation project The Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) has received financing from the African Development Bank toward the cost of the Chinsali to Nakonde Road Rehabilitation Project (North-South Corridor) and intends to apply part of the proceeds to cover eligible payments under the …

CPB Contractors wins Pacific Highway upgrade works in Australia

CPB Contractors wins Pacific Highway upgrade works in Australia CPB Contractors has been selected by Roads and Maritime Services to deliver main civil work for the Devils Pulpit to Richmond River section of the Woolgoolga and Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade in northern New South Wales. The construct-only contract will generate revenue to CPB Contractors of …

Louis Berger selected as design consultant for interstate road modernization in India

Louis Berger selected as design consultant for interstate road modernization in India The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has selected Louis Berger to provide consultancy services for the preparation of detailed designs to upgrade roads (approximately 820 kilometres in total length) for two major road packages in Southern India under the Bharatmala – Pariyojna …

£300m road projects to improve journeys in Merseyside and Cheshire UK

£300m road projects to improve journeys in Merseyside and Cheshire UK Two major new road schemes worth more than £300 million are set to cut congestion and improve journey times for hundreds of thousands of drivers in Merseyside and Cheshire. Highways England has set out its preferred options for upgrading the key route to the …

IDB funds General San Martin metropolitan area railway line US$400m improvements in Argentina

IDB funds General San Martin metropolitan area railway line US$400m improvements in Argentina A railway improve project in Argentina has been funded for the section between Retiro Station in downtown Buenos Aires and Pilar Station in the city’s outskirts, cutting travel time and greenhouse gas emissions. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $400 …

McConnell Dowell awarded runway paving contract in American Samoa

McConnell Dowell awarded runway paving contract in American Samoa The Department of Port Administration in American Samoa has awarded McConnell Dowell a contract to resurface the runway at Pago Pago International Airport. The runway overlay is the latest project to be delivered by McConnell Dowell’s locally-based team, which has operated on the island since 1989. …

Balfour Beatty awarded Great Western Mainline railway contract

Balfour Beatty awarded Great Western Mainline railway contract Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today announces that it has been selected by Network Rail to deliver a contract to electrify a 40-mile train route as part of The Great Western Mainline upgrade. The contract award follows successful collaboration with Network Rail during the four month …

Detailed design for 20km road rehabilitation project in Dominica provided by Mott MacDonald

Detailed design for 20km road rehabilitation project in Dominica provided by Mott MacDonald Mott MacDonald is providing the detailed design for the Loubiere to Bagatelle road rehabilitation project on behalf of the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica’s Ministry of Public Works and Ports. A grant from the UK’s Department for International Development has been provided …

Japan funds Sihanoukville Port development in Cambodia

Japan funds Sihanoukville Port development in Cambodia The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed a loan agreement in Tokyo with the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia to provide a Japanese ODA loan of up to ¥23.502 billion yen for the Sihanoukville Port New Container Terminal Development Project. The project will develop a new …

Japan funds reconstruction of bridges in St Lucia to protect its infrastructure from natural disasters

Japan funds reconstruction of bridges in St Lucia to protect its infrastructure from natural disasters On August 9, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with the Government of Saint Lucia in Castries, the capital city, to provide grant aid of up to ¥1.53 billion yen for the Project to Reconstruct the …

£282m investment for M42 junction 6 near Birmingham, England

£282m investment for M42 junction 6 near Birmingham, England Highways England is announcing its preferred route for a major £282m improvement scheme to improve the M42 junction 6 near Solihull ­– which has the backing of local residents, businesses and road users. Following a seven week consultation on three options which ended in January, Highways …

Ghana targets 5 million passengers yearly with AfDB funded international airport expansion

Ghana targets 5 million passengers yearly with AfDB funded international airport expansion The construction of a new terminal at Ghana’s flagship airport, Kotoka International Airport, is expected to make the country a destination of choice with a yearly target of 5 million passengers. The project, funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) with a $120-million …

CPB Contractors wins A$215 million Queensland ring road project

CPB Contractors wins A$215 million Queensland ring road project CPB Contractors has been selected by the Department of Transport and Main Roads to deliver Stage 1 of the $497.3 million Mackay Ring Road project in Queensland. The construct only contract will generate revenue to CPB Contractors of approximately $215 million. CIMIC Group Chief Executive Officer …

IsDB opens tenders for reconstruction of the Atyrau to Russian border (Astrakhan) Road Project in Kazakhstan

IsDB opens tenders for reconstruction of the Atyrau to Russian border (Astrakhan) Road Project in Kazakhstan The Islamic Development Bank has announced invitation for prequalification following the General Procurement Notice for this Project that appeared earlier in website of the Ministry for Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the website of Islamic Development …

STRABAG to work on billion euro HS2 project in the United Kingdom

STRABAG to work on billion euro HS2 project in the United Kingdom Main Work Civil Contract packages for lots S1 and S2 of new HS2 high-speed railway link in the United Kingdom. Consortium consisting of STRABAG (32 %), Skanska and Costain. Construction volume: approx. GBP 2 billion. STRABAG, the publicly listed European-based technology group for …

Australia upgrades the Warrego Highway in Queensland

Australia upgrades the Warrego Highway in Queensland Queensland motorists are a step closer to being safer after a joint venture between FKG Group and McIlwain Civil was awarded the contract to upgrade the Warrego Highway through Dalby. The upgrade will focus on improving conditions for motorists and pedestrians by creating better connectivity and providing extra …

Uganda releases procurement notice for 78.5km road upgrade project

Uganda releases procurement notice for 78.5km road upgrade project The Government of Uganda has received a loan (No: 2100150032194) from the African Development Fund (ADF) towards the cost of the Road Sector Support Project (RSSP) V, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loan to payments under the contract for upgrading …

£100 million viaduct repair to begin on the M5 in England

£100 million viaduct repair to begin on the M5 in England A three-way joint venture between BAM, Morgan Sindall and VolkerFitzpatrick has secured the £100 million-plus project to refurbish the Oldbury viaduct on the M5 in the Midlands. The elevated section of the motorway between junctions one and two is one of the busiest routes …

BGC Contracting Pty Ltd wins major A$4.3 billion contract for the Australia NSW Pacific Highway

BGC Contracting Pty Ltd wins major A$4.3 billion contract for the Australia NSW Pacific Highway Leading Australian mining and construction firm BGC Contracting Pty Ltd has continued its expansion into NSW by winning a contract to deliver the main civil construction work for a section of the $4.36 billion Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade …

7,000 new jobs will be created in Australia on the Victoria Metro Tunnel Project

7,000 new jobs will be created in Australia on the Victoria Metro Tunnel Project The Andrews Labor Government is creating thousands of local jobs and using Victorian businesses to build the biggest public transport project in Victorian history – the Metro Tunnel. Premier Daniel Andrews visited Spotswood’s Rail Centre to meet with apprentices and workers …

Colas wins contract to build rail extension for Tramway of Rabat in Morocco

Colas wins contract to build rail extension for Tramway of Rabat in Morocco The Tramway Company of Rabat-Salé (STRS) has entrusted Colas Rail and GTR, a road subsidiary of Colas in Morocco with the construction of the extension of line 2 of the Rabat-Salé tramway. The extension will serve the district of Yacoub Al Mansour …

Contractors selected for Victoria’s Metro Tunnel project delivering more Jobs, more Stations and more Trains

Contractors selected for Victoria’s Metro Tunnel project delivering more Jobs, more Stations and more Trains The design and builders for the biggest public transport project in Victoria’s history have been selected, paving the way for more trains and the creation of thousands of new jobs across Victoria. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Public Transport …

First big HS2 contracts to build Britain’s new railway will support 16,000 jobs

First big HS2 contracts to build Britain’s new railway will support 16,000 jobs Winners of £6.6 billion worth of major construction contracts for HS2 Phase One announced. government confirms plans to extend HS2 from Birmingham to north-west, East Midlands and Yorkshiredecision announced on the first stage of the big construction. contracts – valued at around £6.6 …

Balfour Beatty VINCI JV to be awarded £2.5 billion HS2 rail contracts

Balfour Beatty VINCI JV to be awarded £2.5 billion HS2 rail contracts Balfour Beatty VINCI, a long established joint venture between two global infrastructure leaders recognized for its portfolio of large-scale projects, today announces its notification of intent to be awarded two contracts by High Speed 2 (HS2), worth a combined total of c. £2.5 …

Colombia signs €640m concession contract for Cúcuta to Pamplona Highway

Colombia signs €640m concession contract for Cúcuta to Pamplona Highway Sacyr Concesiones will invest 2 billion Colombian pesos (around €640 million) in renovating the 67-kilometer road and completing the dual carriageway corridor. The National Infrastructure Agency (ANI) of Colombia has signed the concession agreement for the Cúcuta-Pamplona Fourth Generation Highway with Sacyr Concesiones. The highway …

Thales supporting modernisation of 36 km or railway through Ankara

Thales supporting modernisation of 36 km or railway through Ankara Turkey’s Başkentray project involves the renovation of the signalling systems for conventional, high-speed and suburban lines along a 36-kilometre section stretching from Sincan to Kayaş through the city of Ankara. Key Points The Başkentray project will help improve mobility and rail transport safety in the …

UK Government publishes £6.1 billion programme of upgrades to major roads and motorways

UK Government publishes £6.1 billion programme of upgrades to major roads and motorways £6.1 billion programme of road improvements announced as part of the government’s £23 billion upgrade to the road network in England. Transport Minister Jesse Norman has unveiled a £6.1 billion programme of road improvements as part of the government’s £23 billion upgrade to …

Waltham Cross junction of the M25 Motorway in the UK gets upgrade

Waltham Cross junction of the M25 Motorway in the UK gets upgrade A proposed multi-million pound upgrade to a busy M25 junction in Hertfordshire has won support in a public consultation, Highways England has announced. Under the plans, junction 25 of the M25, where the motorway meets that A10 in Hertfordshire, will have extra lanes …

China funds new 500 km road to connect Mozambique and South Africa

China funds new 500 km road to connect Mozambique and South Africa Construction of the 500km Mapinhane-Pafuri regional road (N222) road connecting the Vilanculos district to the Mozambique and South African border is expected to begin in May 2018 and be completed three years later. This new road covers the provinces of Inhambane, Gaza and …

ASTALDI wins € 82 million railway contract in Poland

ASTALDI wins € 82 million railway contract in Poland The Astaldi Group has been awarded the works to updgrade a section of the E-59 Warsaw-Poznań railway line (Lot IV). The contract amounts to EUR 82 million, with Astaldi leading a joint venture with a 95% share. The project calls for the reconstruction of track systems for …

A musical road in Hungary will reward safe drivers with rock music!

A musical road in Hungary will reward safe drivers with rock music! The European-based construction group STRABAG has been awarded the contract to build and widen the R 67 expressway in Hungary. The € 212 million project is being carried out by a consortium in which STRABAG holds 53.2 %. Of the 33 km of …

Consultancy recruitment opens for Lagos Corridor Highway Development Project

Consultancy recruitment opens for Lagos Corridor Highway Development Project A Notice for expression of interest has been issued for the Multinational: Benin, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) project for the study on the Abidjan to Lagos Corridor Highway Development Project for the recruitment of a …

Ethiopia releases procurement notice for expressway consultancy development support

Ethiopia releases procurement notice for expressway consultancy development support The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has applied for financing in the amount of US$355million equivalent from the World Bank towards the cost of the Ethiopia Expressway Development Support Project (Project ID # P148850) and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for …

African Development Bank funds US$829 Million for Songwe River Basin Program in Malawi and Tanzania

African Development Bank funds US$829 Million for Songwe River Basin Program in Malawi and Tanzania Malawi and Tanzania have agreed to work together for the development of the Songwe River Basin Program (SRBDP). This follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between both parties at a ceremony held in Lilongwe, on May 18, 2017. …

Balfour Beatty joint venture secures US$257 million water park project in Hong Kong

Balfour Beatty joint venture secures US$257 million water park project in Hong Kong Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today announces that its joint venture, Gammon Construction, has won a HK$2 billion (c. £200 million) contract to create Hong Kong’s first year-round, all-weather water-park at Tai Shue Wan for Ocean Park Corporation. Covering an area …

Two Chinese companies to build US$1.3 billion 16 km Subway Line in Kiev, Ukraine

Two Chinese companies to build US$1.3 billion 16 km Subway Line in Kiev, Ukraine The China Railway International Group and China Pacific Construction Group have signed an agreement with the Kiev City State Administration to construct a 16km long fourth subway line with an estimated cost of the project of will be about US$1.3 billion, …

China pledges US$122 billion for China to UK Silk Road Rail Route

China pledges US$122 billion for China to UK Silk Road Rail Route Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged an extra $122bn for international infrastructure schemes as part of China’s grand “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative as leaders and top officials from around the world gathered in Beijing for a summit on the plan. The scheme …

Works begin on transforming the Bruce Highway from Caloundra to Sunshine Motorway in Australia

Works begin on transforming the Bruce Highway from Caloundra to Sunshine Motorway in Australia Major construction has officially commenced on the $929.3 million Bruce Highway Upgrade – Caloundra Road to Sunshine Motorway project, which will increase safety and ease congestion for around 40,000 motorists who use the route daily. Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren …

CPB Contractors wins upgrade for State Highway 2 from Baypark to Bayfair in New Zealand

CPB Contractors wins upgrade for State Highway 2 from Baypark to Bayfair in New Zealand CPB Contractors has won the contract for the second and final phase of a design and construct contract for the upgrade to State Highway 2 from Baypark to Bayfair with a value of approximately US$ 57m (NZ$82m). Works include the …

ASTALDI GROUP win €171 million railway contract in Poland 

ASTALDI GROUP win €171 million railway contract in Poland The Astaldi Group has been awarded, in a joint venture, a contract to upgrade a section of the N-7 Warsaw Wschodnia Osobowa-Dorohusk railway line. The value of the contract is € 171 million, of which 65% is pertaining to Astaldi. The contract involves demolition, reconstruction and …

European Investment Bank lends Nicaragua US$136 million for construction of rapid transit bus line in Managua

European Investment Bank lends Nicaragua US$136 million for construction of rapid transit bus line in Managua The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing USD 136 million to finance the construction of a new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line in Managua to run alongside Avenida de Juan Pablo II, one of the capital’s main arteries.  The …

Africa and Europe Development grants approved for study into the 1,028 km Abidjan to Lagos Corridor Highway

Africa and Europe Development grants approved for study into the 1,028 km Abidjan to Lagos Corridor Highway The Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS) has released a General Procurement Notice for the study for the Abidjan to Lags Corridor Highway Development Project that passes through the countries of Benin, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo. ECOWAS has …

World Bank approves US$200 Million for rural roads in Zambia

World Bank approves US$200 Million for rural roads in Zambia The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a $ 200 million International Development Association (IDA) credit under the IDA17 Scale-up Facility for Zambia to improve selected rural roads in six of Zambia’s ten provinces. Government will finance the remaining four provinces. According to …

Australia’s new A$75 Billion budget outlines their huge investment in road and rail infrastructure

Australia’s new A$75 Billion budget outlines their huge investment in road and rail infrastructure Please note: The currency reflected in this article is the Australian Dollar, which is trading at today’s date at Aus $1 = US$0.74. The 2017 to 2018 Budget announced in Australia delivers a transformational next step in the Coalition Government’s record investment …

Kuwait funds 81 km upgrade of the Gbarnga-Salayae Road in Liberia

Kuwait funds 81 km upgrade of the Gbarnga-Salayae Road in Liberia     The Governments of Liberia is soliciting funding from the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) and four other funding agencies, namely Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED), OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) and …

Balfour Beatty joint venture awarded US$625 million Southern Gateway contract by Texas Department of Transportation

Balfour Beatty joint venture awarded US$625 million Southern Gateway contract by Texas Department of Transportation Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has been awarded a $625 million (c. £484 million) contract to reconstruct and improve the ‘Southern Gateway’, an 11 mile stretch of road in Dallas, Texas. The contract has been awarded in joint venture …

European Investment Bank finances €75 million upgrade for Port of Barcelona

European Investment Bank finances €75 million upgrade for Port of Barcelona The logistics zone (ZAL Port) of the Port of Barcelona is receiving a loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to finance the construction of new logistics and warehousing facilities enabling it to both increase its capacity and improve its efficiency and sustainability. The …

Victoria, Australia announces Aus $42.5 million rail upgrade of the Shepparton line

Victoria, Australia announces Aus $42.5 million rail upgrade of the Shepparton line The Andrews Labor Government has announced a massive upgrade of the Shepparton line and new coach services as part of an ongoing revival of public transport in regional Victoria. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan joined Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes and …

New Zealand favoured Cambridge to Piarere route announced

New Zealand favoured Cambridge to Piarere route announced Analysis and public consultation has led to a favoured route emerging for State Highway 1 between Cambridge and Piarere, but more investigation and final approval is still needed. The NZ Transport Agency says the project team and stakeholders favour a four-lane expressway for the stretch of highway …

Australia to spend Aus $1.45 Billion on massive rail upgrade package in Victoria

Australia to spend Aus $1.45 Billion on massive rail upgrade package in Victoria The Andrews Labour Government has unveiled a massive package of regional rail upgrades that will improve services and create more than 1,000 jobs across Victoria. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced that the Victorian Budget 2017/18 …

AECOM secures Technical Partner Role for Major A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down improvements scheme

AECOM secures Technical Partner Role for Major A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down improvements scheme Global infrastructure services firm AECOM has secured an eight-year contract with Highways England to be its technical partner for the major A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down improvements scheme. AECOM, working with its supply chain partners Mace and Mouchel, will deliver a …

Cameroon invites Expressions of Interest for Consultant Services for 241km Road Rehabilitation

Cameroon invites Expressions of Interest for Consultant Services for 241km Road Rehabilitation The Republic of Cameroon’s Ministry of Public Works has announced a Notice of Interest for Consulting Services on their Transport Sector Support Program phase 2 – Rehabilitation of the Yaoundé-Bafoussam-Babadjou road (241 km) Opinion N ° 60 / AMI / MINTP / SG / DGET …

Angola invites bids for 12km road to support the Artisanal Fishing Community of Yembe

Angola invites bids for 12km road to support the Artisanal Fishing Community of Yembe An invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this project which appeared in UNDB online, dated 4th April and 14th April online and on the African Development Bank Group’s Website. 18.04.2017 Loan No: 2100150029045 IFB No: 05/BIDDC/FSSP/017 The Republic of Angola …

Australia’s Ipswich Motorway gets a US$300 million upgrade

Australia’s Ipswich Motorway gets a US$300 million upgrade Brisbane-based Bielby Hull Albem Joint Venture was awarded a US$ 300m (A$400m) contract for the Ipswich Motorway Upgrade from Rocklea to Darra. This major infrastructure project will upgrade the Ipswich Motorway and include: From four to six lanes along a 3-kilometre stretch between Rocklea and Oxley. Construct …

New Zealand’s Queenstown Airport clears environmental hurdles to its expansion

New Zealand’s Queenstown Airport clears environmental hurdles to its expansion Queenstown Airport Corporation has welcomed the Environment Court’s final decision on the designation of land next to the airport in Frankton.  The designation is to enable expansion of the airport alongside and to the south of the main runway. Chief Executive Colin Keel said the …

Eurovia awarded 8km Motorway €356 million contract in Slovakia

Eurovia awarded 8km Motorway €356 million contract in Slovakia The consortium led by Eurovia and including Doprastav and Metrostav Slovakia has been awarded the contract to build a new 8km section of the D1 Motorway near Prešov, in Eastern Slovakia. When it is completed, this motorway will connect Austria to the West and Ukraine to the …

New route for a Lower Thames Crossing and A13 widening announced

New route for a Lower Thames Crossing and A13 widening announced On Wednesday 12 April 2017, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced the preferred route for a new Lower Thames Crossing that will create more than 6,000 jobs and boost the economy by more than £8 billion. The new crossing will create a new link between the A2 and the …

Kenya releases procurement notice for services on the LAPSSET Corridor Project – Lamu Port Development

Kenya releases procurement notice for services on the LAPSSET Corridor Project – Lamu Port Development The Lapsset Corridor Development Authority in Kenya has received a grant from the African Development Bank/NEPAD – Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF) Special Fund to finance Transaction Advisory services and related technical assistance on the LAPSSET Corridor Project – Lamu Port Development. …

Uganda to Kenya town bypass roads project opens for bidding

Uganda to Kenya town bypass roads project opens for bidding The Government of Kenya has received a loan from the African Development Bank to finance the Multinational Uganda – Kenya: Kapchorwa to Suam to Kitale & Eldoret Town Bypass Roads Project. The Project is a multinational operation that provides an important link between Uganda and …

Kenya awards China Road and Bridge Corp feasibility and design work for US$169 million Nairobi Western Bypass

Kenya awards China Road and Bridge Corp feasibility and design work for US$169 million Nairobi Western Bypass The Kenya National Highways Authority (KENHA) has signed an agreement with the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) to carry out feasibility studies and designs for the construction and development of the Nairobi Western Bypass. The Nairobi Western Bypass will be a …

Malawi invites bids for 2017/2018 National Roads Programme

Malawi invites bids for 2017/2018 National Roads Programme The Malawi Roads Authority is inviting sealed bids from contractors following the release of funds on 27th March 2017 for road rehabilitation works under the Road and Bridge Maintenance Programme for the procurement of various Civil Works contracts in the financial period 2017 / 2018 of the …

Japan financing US$2.7 billion 22km Mumbai Trans Harbour Link

Japan financing US$2.7 billion 22km Mumbai Trans Harbour Link The Mumbai Trans Harbour Link also known as the Sewri-Nhava Sheva Trans Harbour Link, will be India’s longest road bridge and will connect the port city and its southern satellite town of Navi Mumbai. The project will total 22km in length and constructed with eight-lanes, with …

CIMIC selected as the preferred contractor for Australia’s multi-billion West Gate Tunnel Project

CIMIC selected as the preferred contractor for Australia’s multi-billion West Gate Tunnel Project CIMIC Group company, CPB Contractors, has been selected by Transurban as the preferred contractor to deliver Victoria’s multi-billion dollar West Gate Tunnel Project in a 50:50 joint venture with John Holland. As part of the agreement, the joint venture partners will now work …

African Development Bank funds Kenya to Uganda upgrades and construction of new roads to connect the two countries

African Development Bank funds Kenya to Uganda upgrades and construction of new roads to connect the two countries The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) approved USD 253.0 million of loans to the Governments of Kenya (USD 147.3 million) and Uganda (USD 105.7 million) for the upgrading of  118 km road section connecting the two countries …

The Asian Development Bank approves US$114 million loan for Georgia’s Batumi bypass road project

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a US$114 million loan for Georgia’s Batumi bypass road project. ADB is also expected to manage and administer up to US$114 million in additional financing for the project provided by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). This is the first ADB project to be co-financed with another development …

South Sudan to Ethiopia Road Link work commences

South Sudan to Ethiopia Road Link work commences Construction has commenced on the link road connecting South Sudan with Ethiopia with the anticipation of increased trade, and the provision of access for goods and fuel from the port of Djibouti to South Sudan. The road will run from Boma – central South Sudan, through Bor …

Fraport announces Greece’s Development Plan for the New Era at Greek Regional Airports

Fraport announces Greece’s Development Plan for the New Era at Greek Regional Airports As part of its mandate for taking over management and operations at the 14 airports, Fraport Greece has prepared a comprehensive plan for the modernization and development of the airports. The company’s plan includes immediate projects and development works for upgrading the …

European Investment Bank lends EURO 280 million to upgrade 14 regional Greek airports

European Investment Bank lends EUR) 280 million to upgrade 14 regional Greek airports The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed two loan agreements worth EURO 280 million in total with Fraport Greece to help finance upgrades to 14 regional Greek airports. The transaction benefits from the support of the EU budget guarantee under the European …

Australia funds US$380 Million for Queensland Road Projects

Australia funds US$380 Million for Queensland Road Projects The Australian and Queensland governments have reached agreement for funding major road infrastructure projects in South East Queensland and Central Queensland with a value of over US$ 380 million (AU$ 500 million). The road projects involve upgrading the M1 Motorway and construction of the Walkerston, to include: Pacific Motorway …

Ethiopia invites prequalification for Phase 1 of the Ethiopia Integrated Transport Program

Ethiopia invites prequalification for Phase 1 of the Ethiopia Integrated Transport Program The Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has applied for financing from the African Development Bank (ADB) towards the cost of the Ethiopia Integrated Road Transport Program Phase-I. Contract Name: Jimma – Chida Road Upgrading Project Identification of contract: ICB No. …

L and T Electrical and Automation FZE wins US$33Million order from Qatar Rail Company 

L&T Electrical & Automation FZE wins US$33Million order from Qatar Rail Company L&T Electrical & Automation FZE, the Competency Centre for L&T Electrical & Automation (E&A)’s automation business in UAE, won a major order worth US$33 Million from Qatar Rail Company (QRAIL) for Phase 1 of the Doha Metro. The scope of the order encompasses supply, installation, …

China finances US$1.5 Billion for 156km Lagos to Ibadan Rail link in Nigeria

China finances US$1.5 Billion for 156km Lagos to Ibadan Rail link in Nigeria Construction work on the Lagos to Ibadan Rail Link was signed on 6th March 2017 for the 156km railway line from the coastal city of Lagos to the inland city of Ibadan – a distance of 156km. The target date for completion …

EIB and BGK finance construction of Kraków bypass in Poland under Juncker Plan

EIB and BGK finance construction of Kraków bypass in Poland under Juncker Plan The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK) Polish development bank today announced the signature of finance contracts for the construction of the Łagiewnicka Route, part of the Kraków inner southern bypass, including a new tram line. The EIB loan …

Chinese Contractor finances US$13 Billion for 600km Malaysia East Coast Rail Link

Chinese Contractor finances US$13Billion for 600km Malaysia East Coast Rail Link The Malaysia government have just published the proposed route for the Chinese-financed 600km East Coast Rail Link. The public have three months to comment on the proposals. The East Coast Rail Link starts at Port Klang on the west coast of Malaysia near Kuala …

 African Development Bank funds US$600 Million Bagamoyo to Mombasa Highway

 African Development Bank funds US$600 Million Bagamoyo to Mombasa Highway The construction of a the highway between Bagamoyo, Tanzania and Mombasa, Kenya along East African’s Coastline is now ready to go ahead following the finalising of plans. This transnational highway will comprise the rehabilitation and upgrading to bitumen standard, and planned to pass by the …

Abidjan-Dakar six-lane US$13 billion highway gets the go ahead

Abidjan-Dakar six-lane US$13 billion highway gets the go ahead Construction of the Abidjan-Dakar Highway Corridor will go ahead after a 1st March 2017 meeting where experts drawn from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) agreed to the construction of a six-lane highway to connect seven coastal countries in West Africa: Ivory Coast, Liberia, …

Foster + Partners wins Upper Orwell Crossings Competition in Ipswich, UK

Foster + Partners wins Upper Orwell Crossings Competition in Ipswich, UK Ipswich is set to see two new river crossings designed by Foster + Partners, together with the comprehensive refurbishment of an existing lock, enhancing connectivity in the heart of town. The project, which will create new routes through the area, will help relieve the …

Arup JV for reconstruction and extension of Lhasa Gonggar International Airport in Tibet

Arup JV for reconstruction and extension of Lhasa Gonggar International Airport in Tibet The Bureau of Civil Aviation Administration of China in the Tibet Autonomous Region has appointed a joint venture of UK and Chinese consulting engineers – Arup and Beijing Zhonghang Zhucheng to provide professional services for the reconstruction and extension of the Lhasa …

Rotterdam to be connected to Germany by 12km A15 extension

Rotterdam to be connected to Germany by 12km A15 extension The Dutch government and the province of Gelderland plan to extend the A15 by 12km in the direction of the A12 motorway. This 12km extension will create a connection from the Port of Rotterdam to Germany and improve the flow of traffic in the Arnhem-Nijmegen region. …

China Harbour Engineering Company starts work on Zimbabwe’s Beitbridge to Chirundu Highway Project

China Harbour Engineering Company starts work on Zimbabwe’s Beitbridge to Chirundu Highway Project Work on the first phase of the US$ 2.7 Billion 900-kilometre dual carriageway Beitbridge-Harare-Chirundu Highway Project is expected to commence this month with the first phase from Beitbridge to Harare valued at US$ 984 Million. The Beitbridge-Chirundu Highway Project was awarded to China …

Australia’s CPB awarded contract to widen M1 Pacific Motorway

Australia’s CPB awarded contract to widen M1 Pacific Motorway Cimic Group subsidiary – CPB Contractors has agreed a contract for widening of a 12km section of the M1 Pacific Motorway in New South Wales, Australia. The construction contract with the state’s Roads & Maritime Services with a value of some US$112 million (AU$145 million). The …

Highways England is to spend £3.3 billion on roads in the UK over the next 4 years

Highways England is to spend £3.3 billion on roads in the UK over the next 4 years Highways England is preparing to issue bids for a four year road pavement improvement framework programme valued at £3.3billion, which will cover regional investment programme projects around the country. The framework programme will be broken down into a dozen lots, …

Development Bank of Southern Africa finances 580km of road reconstruction in Kenya 

Development Bank of Southern Africa finances 580km of road reconstruction in Kenya The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has agreed with the Kenya Ministry of Transport to finance reconstruction of a 580km road between Lamu and Isiolo, which is part of the Lamu Port – South Sudan – Ethiopia Transport Project (LAPSSET), with a cost KShs 60 …

Transport Scotland announces £100m contract notice for A9 from Perth to Inverness

Transport Scotland announces £100m contract notice for A9 from Perth to Inverness The A9 trunk road is the main route that connects central Scotland and the Highlands stretching from Dunblane situated north of Stirling, and travels north bypassing Perth and Inverness before finishing in Thurso. The existing route consists of single and dual carriageways with varying …

The European Investment Bank loans €175m for Schiphol Airport extension

The European Investment Bank loans €175m for Schiphol Airport expansion The European Investment Bank (EIB) and N.V. Schiphol Airport have signed a loan agreement of Euro 175 million, the first instalment of a total financing of Euro 350 million. Schiphol will use the funding to finance part of the planned expansion of Amsterdam’s airport. Between 2017 and 2024 …

San Francisco Airport outlines 4 month plan to rehabilitate runway 28L

San Francisco Airport outlines 4 month plan to rehabilitate runway 28L Repaving of runway will involve nine weekend closures from March to June 2017 The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) today announced plans to repave Runway 28L, one of two runways used primarily for arriving flights. The project will also install new long-lasting LED centreline lights …

China to spend US$500 Billion on rail expansion over the next 3 years

China to spend US$500billion on rail expansion over the next 3 years. Government sources report that China is planning to spend around $500 billion on further expansion of its high-speed rail system over the next three years. The network will expand from 20,000km of dedicated passenger lines to 30,000km by 2020. The aim is connect …

Kingdom of Bhutan invites bids for Asian Development Bank funded road project

Kingdom of Bhutan invites bids for Asian Development Bank funding road project The Kingdom of Bhutan has received a grant from Asian Development Bank (ADB) towards the cost of South Asia Sub-Regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Road Connectivity Project. Bidding is now open to bidders from eligible source countries of ADB. Phuentsholing Thromde, Ministry of Work …

Turkey weighing bids for new Suspension Bridge over the Dardanelles Strait

Turkey weighing bids for new Suspension Bridge over the Dardanelles Strait A consortium of Turkish and South Korean firms has emerged as the frontrunner to build a 3.6km suspension bridge over the Dardanelles Strait in Turkey that will become one of the landmark bridges of Europe. Also included in the scope of the contract is …

United Kingdom announces details of more than £1.3 billion of road improvements

United Kingdom announces details of more than £1.3 billion of road improvements Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced that the government is investing record amounts into improving roads across the United Kingdom, and that the schemes are focused on relieving congestion and providing important upgrades to ensure roads are fit for the future. As part of …

Overcrowded Hong Kong looks at building shopping streets underground

Overcrowded Hong Kong looks at building shopping streets underground Famous for tall buildings and packed streets, Hong Kong has come up with a creative solution to their overcrowding by going underground. Hong Kong’s Information Services Department has revealed the first two below ground shopping streets will be built in Kai Tak, where the old airport was located, and will …

COWI to design another 23,300 m² expansion at Oslo Airport

COWI to design another 23,300 m² expansion at Oslo Airport The expansion will make room for the world’s largest passenger aircraft, the 276-tonne Airbus A380. The non-Schengen area at Gardermoen is to be expanded with a new building, and COWI will be principal contractor for the engineering aspects. This takes COWI into its sixth year …

COWI – Donaldson Associates win Hong Kong Airport contracts

COWI – Donaldson Associates win Hong Kong Airport contracts Danish based engineering firm COWI and its new UK-based acquisition Donaldson Associates have won a series of contracts on the project to create a three-runway system at Hong Kong International Airport. “The early results of the collaboration between Donaldson tunnel staff in Hong Kong and COWI …

China funds Jamaica’s US$348 million South-East coastal highway project

China funds Jamaica’s US$348 million South-East coastal highway project Jamaican Finance and Public Service Minister Audley Shaw will travel to the People’s Republic of China next week to sign an agreement with the China EXIM Bank for the construction of the South East coastal highway project at a cost of approximately US$384 million. The Cabinet …

New Zealand give residents 5 safety improvement options for State Highway 1

New Zealand give residents 5 safety improvement options for key State Highway 1 The long-term options for improvements to State Highway 1 between Cambridge and Piarere have been narrowed down to five, and the public is being invited to let us know their preferred choice. The NZ Transport Agency is investigating long-term safety and efficiency improvements …

Tanzania awards a US$1.2 million contract for 300km of Railway

Tanzania awards a US$1.2 million contract for 300km of Railway The Tanzania Government has awarded a US$ 1.2 million contract to a joint venture of Mota-Engil from Portugal and Yapi Merkezi Insaat VE Sanayi from Turkey for the construction of a 300km section of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) network planned for the east African countries …

Mexico awards US$4.2 billion airport terminal project for Mexico City

Mexico awards US$4.2 billion airport terminal project for Mexico City A Mexican-Spanish consortium led by FCC majority shareholder Carlos Slim’s Grupo Carso has landed a US$4.2 billion contract to build the terminal for Mexico City’s new airport. The consortium also includes another Spanish company – Acciona, along with local Mexican companies ICA, GIA, Prodemex, Grupo …

Construction starts at Ghana’s new US$1.5 billion Container Terminal Port

Construction starts at Ghana’s new US$1.5 billion Container Terminal Port Construction work began at the Port of Tema in Ghana in January 2017 on a new US$1.5 billion container terminal near the capital of Accra. The terminal will directly create 5,000 jobs, and be operated by Meridian Port Services (MPS), which is mainly owned by two …

Antigua and Barbuda announce US$17.5 Million road rehabilitation project

Antigua and Barbuda announce US$17.5 Million road rehabilitation project On Thursday, 9th February 2017, the Government of Antigua and Barbuda officially launched a road rehabilitation project to upgrade the Sir George Walter Highway and Friars Hill Road. The project is funded through a grant of million GBP13.9M (US$ 17.4M) from the United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure …

New Zealand safety improvements planned for State Highway 34

New Zealand safety improvements planned for State Highway 34 A project to improve safety for road users on a stretch of rural State Highway 34 west of Te Teko to Kawerau in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, will get underway at the end of this month. The project will involve installing rumble strips on parts …

The World Bank is supporting India’s new railway freight corridor

The World Bank is supporting India’s New Railway Freight Corridor India’s Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) program is building dedicated freight-only railway lines along highly congested transport corridors. The World Bank is supporting India’s Eastern DFC from Ludhiana to Kolkata in three phases. Freight-only corridors will make it cheaper, faster, and more reliable to move goods …

Wales looks forward to a new bridge over the Menai Straits

Wales looks forward to a new bridge over the Menai Straits Thomas Telford’s original Menai Suspension Bridge opened in 1826 and Robert Stephenson’s Britannia Tubular Bridge followed in 1850 to carry rail traffic in two wrought-iron rectangular box spans. After a fire in 1970, which left only the limestone pillars remaining, the bridge was rebuilt …

Hong Kong tender for highway, tunnel and flyover projects issued

Hong Kong tender for highway, tunnel and flyover projects issued The Highways Department of Hong Kong is inviting bids for work on the Central Kowloon Route – Yau Ma Tei East project, which includes construction of a 390 metre long tunnel between Yau Cheung Road and Shanghai Street, upgrades to part of Gascoigne Road Flyover, …

Netherlands awards US$525 million contract for road and tunnel scheme

Netherlands awards US$525 million contract for road and tunnel scheme The province of South Holland in the Netherlands has awarded a US$ 525M (€492m) contract for construction of the first part of the Rijnland Route to the Como15 international joint venture, which includes Mobilis, Croonwolter & dros, DEME Infra Marine Contractors and Vinci Construction Grands …

Saudi Arabia funds Pakistan’s Expressway to connect Chakdara with Kalam

Saudi Arabia funds Pakistan’s Swat Expressway to connect Chakdara with Kalam Saudi Arabia has agreed to provide US$ 50 million (Rs3.4 billion) in financial aid to Pakistan for the construction of the 113 km long, 3 lane, Swat Expressway, which will connect Chakdara with Kalam. The Swat Expressway is currently under construction in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province …

Kenya issues Consultancy Tender for Road Safety Imrovement Project

Kenya issues Consultancy Tender for Sirari Corridor Accessibility and Road Safety Improvement Project Request for Expression of Interest (EOI) (Consultancy Services) – Tender No. KeNHA/1363/2016. The Government of the Republic of Kenya (GoK) has received financing from the African Development Bank towards the cost of the Sirari Corridor Accessibility and Road Safety Improvement Project; Rehabilitation of Isebania …

Heathrow on-track as Government outlines policy for third runway

Heathrow expansion on-track for delivery as Government publishes draft National Policy Statement Government begins 16-week public consultation ahead of a vote in Parliament this coming winter Record political support for Heathrow expansion with 74% of MPs backing a third runway in the latest poll Heathrow’s expansion programme has passed its first delivery milestone and is …

AfDB funds US$40.8 million for Benin and Togo coastal road upgrade

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) have approved a US$40.8 Million loan on Friday 16th December 2016 to the Republics of Benin and Togo to finance the upgrading of a 30-kilometre road section linking the capitals of both countries into a four-lane highway, as well as an important programme of coastal …

Kenya applies for financing for Kenya to Uganda road rehabilitation project

Multi-national Uganda to Kenya, Kapchorwa – Suam – Kitale & Eldoret Town bypass roads project lot 2 – upgrading of Kitale Endebess Suam tender no. kenha/1474/2016 1. The Government of the Republic of Kenya has applied for financing from the African Development Bank towards the cost of the rehabilitation / upgrading of the Multi-national Uganda …

Agence Française de Développement funds Mombasa Airport works in Kenya

Kenya Transport Sector Support Project – Rehabilitation of Airside Pavements and Airfield Ground Lighting System at Moi International Airport, Mombasa, Kenya The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) through the Government of Kenya has received funds from Agence Française de Développement (the French Development Agency) and the International Development Association (IDA) towards the cost of the Kenya Transport Sector …

Building Information Modelling (BIM) to create map of Germany’s roads

Building Information Modelling (BIM) to create map of Germany’s roads Hochtief subsidiary ViCon and its partners have won a German Government contract to create a 3D digital map of the country’s road network using building information modelling (BIM). Digital construction specialist ViCon will provide consultancy services to the Federal Ministry of Transport & Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) …

£10m contract awarded for 13km road to haul steel in Liberia

Gangra Haul Road Project UK Contractor – Dawnus International has been awarded its third contract in Liberia for the £10m Gangra Haul Road project for the world’s largest steel manufacturer – ArcelorMittal who is developing three iron ore deposits and a concentrator in the mountains of Nimba County, 300 km northeast of Liberia’s capital, Monrovia. …

240 Km Railway Link between Dhaka and Payra Port in Bangladesh

Bangladesh High Capacity Railway Project promoted by DP Rail Ltd. A joint venture team consisting of Rendel Consultancy and OTB Engineering in association with HR Wallingford, Railway Engineering Associated and BCL Associates are to provide the engineering services for a 240km freight railway planned for Bangladesh. The team was appointed by the British company DP …

Britain’s HS2 £2.75 billion High Speed Rail to go out to Contract

The UK Department for Transport is to open up bidding for a contract to build up to 60 trains, capable of speeds of about 225mph, for the new HS2 high-speed rail network. The contract valued at around £2.75bn contract will be awarded in 2019, and also involve maintaining the fleet. The trains are for the …

Uganda Standard Gauge Railway Project

Uganda Standard Gauge Railway Project The Uganda government Minister of Works and Transport – Monica Azuba announced that Uganda contractors will participate in the proposed Standard Gauge Railway project and expects that a local content strategy be put in place. The Uganda government had acquired a loan from the Chinese government, and a Chinese contractor …

AfDB supports Comoros Islands road infrastructure upgrade for economic diversification

AfDB supports Road infrastructure upgrade for economic diversification in the Comoros Islands The African Development Bank Group will help the Union of Comoros Government to diversify its economy with a US$20.4 Million road network rehabilitation project grant, approved by the Board of Directors on Monday, 23rd January 2017. The project will be implemented in four …

China funding Uganda’s Kampala to Malaba rail network project

China funding Uganda’s Kampala to Malaba rail network project Construction is due to commence this year on a 237 km electrified standard-gauge railway line linking the Uganda capital of Kampala to Malaba on the Kenya border. This is the first phase of a railway network designed to improve connections between landlocked Uganda and three neighbouring …

AfDB loans US$245m for Uganda to Rwanda Transport Project

The African Development Bank (AfDB) approved US$ 245 million in loans and grants to the Governments of Uganda and Rwanda to finance a transport project that will boost regional trade and decongest traffic from Kampala (Busega) city to Mpigi. Uganda and Rwanda are landlocked countries and transport infrastructure is a key factor to stimulate socio-economic …

167 km Expressway proposal linking Cambodia and Vietnam

167 km Expressway proposal linking Cambodia & Vietnam Sun Chanthol the Cambodia Minister of Transport and Vietnamese Minister of Transport Truong Quang Nghia held talks on the 11th January 2017 relating to the construction of a 167 km toll road expressway between Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh City in southern Vietnam. At …

Limpopo Province needs US$660 Million for road construction

Limpopo Province needs US$660 Million for Road Construction The South African roads sector has been facing many funding and skills challenges resulting from an infrastructure backlog amounting to almost US$ 662 Million. Transport Minister Dipuo Peters recently highlighted the need for the department to bring in people from outside South Africa to assist across the …

Asian Development Bank approves US$106.5m for Vietnam road projects

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a US$106.51 million loan to support the development of the five Viet Nam Development Triangle Area (VDTA) provinces — Binh Phuoc, Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Gia Lai, and Kon Tum — through road rehabilitation and capacity development efforts to boost tourism and transport connectivity as well as domestic …

Tanzania awarded AfDB loan for consultancy and design for bridge and bypass

The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania has received loans from the African Development Bank (AfDB) towards the cost of undertaking their Transport Sector Support Programme (TSSP) and intends to use part of the funds to carry out Consultancy Services for Feasibility Study, Environmental & Social Impact Assessment, Detailed Engineering Design and Preparation of …

Kenya applies to AfDB for rehabilitation of the Uganda – Kenya roads project tender

The Government of the Republic of Kenya has applied for financing from the African Development Bank (AfDB) towards the cost of the rehabilitation and upgrading of the Multi-national Uganda – Kenya: Kapchorwa to Suam to Kitale and Eldoret Town Bypass roads project. The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) is now inviting sealed bids through International …

Ethiopia applies for AfDB funding for 160.7km road programme

The Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has applied for financing from the African Development Bank towards the cost of the Ethiopia Integrated Road Transport Programme Phase-I, Jimma – Chida & Sodo – Sawla Road Upgrading Project – 160.7 km It is intended that part of the proceeds of this loan will be …

Serbia receives US$290m for 1,100km of Road Rehabilitation and Safety Projects

Serbia receives US$290m for 1,100km of Road Rehabilitation and Safety Projects The project will support the rehabilitation and safety of about 1,100 km of Serbia’s major roads over the next five years. the Serbian Ministry of Finance has agreed on three loans totalling about US$290 Million from three major Banks: The European Investment Bank (EIB); …

SYSTRA and AECOM win the Dubai Tram extension

SYSTRA & AECOM win the Dubai Tram extension The Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai has just awarded phases 2 and 3 for the extension of their iconic Light Rail Transit system to SYSTRA, a world leader in the design of transport infrastructures. Specialising in consulting and engineering the group provide populations throughout the world …

World Bank gives Laos US$25m to strengthen and climate-proof rural roads

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved a US$25 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) to help Laos (Lao Peoples Democratic Republic) to strengthen its road maintenance systems and improve road connectivity throughout the country. The approved Lao PDR Road Sector II Project is part of the country’s national program to build a …

Namibia’s Northern regions allocated US$39.1 million for road rehabilitation

Namibia’s Roads Authority (RA) has allocated a massive US$39.1 million for road rehabilitation in the regions of Oshana, Ohangwena, and Oshikoto, as well as the two Kavango regions. The programme has already started in the Oshana Region and later will be rolled out to other regions. Currently, rehabilitation projects are underway in the region including: …

ADB finances Bhutan Northern Bypass Road

The Kingdom of Bhutan has received a grant from Asian Development Bank (ADB) towards the cost of South Asia Sub-Regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Road Connectivity Project. Part of this grant will be used for payments for the Construction of Northern Bypass Road (NBR Package-II) in Phuentsholing. Bidding is open to bidders from eligible source countries …

African Development Bank funding major road developments in Cameroon

Development of the Mintom-Lele-Ntam-Mbalam Road (Congo border) and facilitation of the Yaoundé – Brazzaville Transport Corridor The Republic of Cameroon has received a loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to cover the cost of the proposed development of the Mintom-Lele-Ntam-Mbalam (Congo border), and facilitation of the transport corridor Yaoundé -Brazzaville (Phase 2). It is intended …

World Bank funding new two-lane National Highway and 4 bridges in Afghanistan

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Trans-Hindukush Road Connectivity Project (THRCP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the contract for Construction of a new 2-lane National Highway from Sta 126+620 to Sta 151+200(Bamyan). Trans-Hindukush Road Connectivity Project (THRCP) The …

World Bank approves US$235 million for the Bihar Rural Roads Project in India

The World Bank today approved a US$ 235 million credit for the Bihar Rural Roads Project to improve and effectively manage the state’s rural road network. The Bihar Rural Roads project will support the construction of about 2,500 km of rural roads under MMGSY or Mukhya Mantri gram Sampark Yojana a Government of Bihar project to provide …

Tanzania’s Magole to Turiani Highway will be completed on time

China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) has announced that the long awaited Magole to Turiani highway in the Morogoro Region of Tanzania will be completed on time by September 2017. This comes barely a week after The Tanzania National Roads Agency (TANROADS) raised concerns on how the project was being handled and asked for assurances …

US construction firm Bechtel keen to build Kenya’s 485 km six-lane highway

Kenya’s six-lane highway from Nairobi to Mombasa highway project At the US-Africa Business Forum in New York Elizabeth Littlefield, head of the US Government’s Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and California-based construction and engineering firm Bechtel have signed a letter of interest in the construction of Kenya’s Six-Lane highway that is the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway Project. Bechtel …

Kenya plans US$99m International Airport in Embu County

Kenyan Area-Governor Martin Wambora has announced plans to construct a major international airport in Embu County, which is in the Eastern part of the country at a cost of US$99 Million. Governor Wambora stated that Embu County is in talks with the National Government as well as other partners to ensure the airport project is …

ADB approves US$198m for 77km road upgrade in Uzbekistan

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $198 million loan to help upgrade and widen 77 kilometres (km) of the existing Karshi-Shakhrisabz-Kitab highway in Kashkadarya province, southeast of Uzbekistan, to improve tourism, mobility, as well as domestic and international trade. “The road upgrade will solidify Uzbekistan’s position as a key transit country for trade in …

Egypt & Saudi Arabia to build 30 mile bridge over the Red Sea

Egypt & Saudi Arabia to build 30 mile bridge over the Red Sea Egypt and Saudi Arabia have signed an agreement to build a bridge over the Red Sea from Ras Nasrani, which is close to the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to Ras Hamid in North Western Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia’s King Salman finalized …

African Development Bank Group approves US$800 million to improve urban transport in Abidjan

African Development Bank Group approves US$800 million to improve urban transport in Abidjan The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a loan of 769.78 million euros to Côte d’Ivoire aimed at significantly improving urban transport in the city of Abidjan. This financing will contribute to improving the living conditions …

Malaysia to Singapore High-Speed railway approved for bidding

Malaysia and Singapore have signed an agreement that paves the way for bidding for an international High-Speed rail line between Malaysia’s capital city Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. The 350km High Speed Rail line will have eight stations, will include a bridge across the Straits of Johor, and will cut the travel time between the two …

Abidjan to Lagos Corridor Highway Project spans 5 West African Countries

Abidjan to Lagos Corridor Highway Project spans 5 West African Countries The AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FUND (ADF) is financing an estimated US$15.59 million study cost for the development of the Abidjan – Lagos Corridor, a section of the longer Dakar-Lagos Corridor, which is part of the Trans African Highway Network within the Economic Community of West …

US$74.9m Highway upgrade to connect Mozambique and Tanzania

US$ 74.9M Highway upgrade to connect Mozambique and Tanzania The African Development Bank (AfDB) approved US$ 71.8M grant and USD 3.1M loan to the Government of Mozambique for the construction of a 70km asphalt road section in Northern Mozambique to improve connectivity with Tanzania. This road segment represents a missing link on the transport corridor …

British Government announced over £1.3b in road improvements for the United Kingdom

The British Government has announced details of over £1.3 billion in road improvements for the United Kingdom As part of the £1.3 billion fund, the government is providing £925 million, which highways authorities can bid for to upgrade and repair their roads, and a further £70 million allocated next year from the Pothole Fund. Transport …

22 US States approve US$ 201 billion for Transportation projects

Voters in 22 States have approved ballot measures that will see US$ 201 billion in funding going to State and local Transportation projects. According to an analysis by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association, 69% of 280 transportation funding ballot measures up for vote across the nation were approved, with results still pending for seven …

AfDB commits US$92.9m to open up access to Southern Ethiopia

AfDB commits US$92.9m to open up access to Southern Ethiopia On Wednesday 7th December of 2016 in Abidjan, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) approved USD 57.6M grant and USD 35.3M loan (Approximately USD 92.9 million) to the Government of Ethiopia for the upgrading of 240km of gravel road sections …

Kyrgyz Republic Sign Agreement for North-South Alternate Road Corridor Rehabilitation

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic today signed the financing agreement amounting to $95.1 million to rehabilitate a section of the North-South Alternate Road Corridor in the Kyrgyz Republic. The agreement was signed by Adylbek Kasymaliev, Kyrgyz Minister of Finance and Governor to ADB, and Candice McDeigan, ADB Country …

ADB approves loan for 160km of road projects in Nepal

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $186.8 million loan to upgrade 160 kilometres (km) of Nepal’s strategic road network and improve the country’s domestic and regional transport connectivity. “This project supports the government’s plans to further develop Nepal’s infrastructure and connectivity within and outside the country,” Lee Ming Tai, Senior Transport Specialist at …

Heathrow reveals team that will design the airport’s sustainable expansion

Seven companies have been contracted by Heathrow to design plans for the airport’s sustainable expansion. They will help deliver one of the most leading-edge airport operations in the world. The group – Amec Foster Wheeler, Arup, Atkins, Grimshaw, Mott MacDonald, Jacobs and Quod – will now be known as the Integrated Design Team (IDT). The …

Contract awarded for Kāpiti Expressway in New Zealand

The New Zealand Transport Agency has awarded a contract to Fletcher Construction for the next section of the Kāpiti Expressway in New Zealand. The contract for involves the construction of the 13km stretch from Peka Peka to Ōtaki. The project is expected to cost approximately US$ 236m (NZ$330m), including site investigations, design, property costs and …

India approves 476km of Highways projects totalling US$884m

Twelve National Highway projects On the 15th November 2016, the Indian Government approved twelve National Highway projects totalling 476 km with a value of Rs 6,067.9 crore (US$884m). The projects are in the eight states of Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa, West Bengal, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. Most of the 476-km projects are under …

Paraguay contract awarded for Asunción and Coronel Oviedo, and Road 7

Paraguay A contract was awarded a contract by the Ministry of Public Works and Communications (MOPC) of Paraguay to a consortium led by Sacyr Concesiones, which includes Mota Engil and Ocho A for the construction and operation of Road 2 – between Asunción and Coronel Oviedo, and Road 7 – linking Coronel Oviedo and Caaguazú. …

Contractor chosen for RAAF Amberley expansion in Australia

RAAF Amberley, Australia’s biggest airbase is expanding The Australian Department of Defence have chosen CPB Contractors, a CIMIC Group company to deliver the C‐17A Maintenance Facility, Aircraft Apron and Associated Infrastructure Project at the RAAF Base Amberley, which is located 40km south‐west of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia. CIMIC Group is a subsidiary of Hochtief the …

Procurement Notice – Mozambique Mtwara Development Corridor

Procurement Notice – Mozambique Mtwara Development Corridor Republic of Mozambique Ministry of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE Mtwara Development Corridor N381/R2151between Mueda-Negomano Phase 1:   Roma to Negomano The Government of Mozambique has applied for a loan from the African Development Bank to finance the upgrading of a portion of road that …

European Investment Bank loans Poland 70m Euros for 40km Road Upgrade

European Investment Bank loans Poland 70m Euros for 40km Road Upgrade Loan agreed with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to lend Euro 70M towards the upgrading of a section of the S7 highway between Koszwały and Kazimierzowo in northern Poland. The EIB loan will finance the upgrading a 40km stretch to a dual two-lane expressway, …

Hong Kong Airport 3RS extension to handle 30m extra passengers

Hong Kong Airport 3RS extension to handle 30m extra passengers COWI the Danish consulting firm have won a series of contracts on a new three-runway system allowing the Hong Kong International Airport to handle future traffic demand. COWI is now growing their presence in SE Asia with new contracts on the three-runway system (3RS) at the …

Funding Approved for the Dili to Baucau Highway Project, East Timor

Timor-Leste (East Timor) 16th November 2016 Funding Approved for the Dili to Baucau Highway Project The project is consistent with the Timor-Leste Strategic Development Plan (SDP) 2011-2030, which sets a vision to promote economic growth, fast-track economic development, modernise, and diversify the economy by providing the country with a high-quality infrastructure. This Highway investment is …

Upcoming Project: Road Sector Support Project V, Kampala, Uganda

Upcoming Project: Road Sector Support Project V, Kampala, Uganda Project: Road Sector Support Project V: Lot 1: Upgrading of Rukungiri – Kihihi – Ishasha / Kanungu Road (78.5 Km) From Gravel to Paved (Bituminous) Standards Client: Uganda National Roads Authority, Kampala, Uganda Website: http://www.unra.go.ug Bid date: 13th December 2016 Updated: 3rd November 2016 Details: SPECIFIC …