BNamericas provides a roundup of the most important Water & Waste news in Latin America.
The decision to award the contract to upgrade the Escuintla-Quetzal highway to Consorcio Autopistas de Guatemala was announced last month, but was pending the approval of the council for the development of infrastructure partnerships (Conadie).
The approval comes right when the city is facing severe water scarcity problems.
Following a decade of planning, the Colombian capital's government started the first phase of the bidding process for the the US$4.4bn project, which is also being financed by the World Bank, the IDB and the European Investment Bank.
The EFVM concession is used by the Brazilian miner to transport iron ore shipments in the country's southeastern region.