Infrastructure: The week in 10 stories

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Friday, August 24, 2018

CHILE

The Santiago-Valparaiso high-speed train will be developed under the concessions, not the railway law.

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Sacyr is planning to sell 49% of its concessions unit in Chile.

ARGENTINA

To ensure markets in light of the Notebooks scandal, the government will create a trust fund which secures the financing of six PPP highway contracts.

COLOMBIA

Bogotá city government approved the resources for the Usme hospital PPP.

PARAGUAY

Contractor Mota Engil and the public works ministry set up a crisis committee to prevent the paralysis of works on Asunción's BRT corridor.

BRAZIL

Infrastructure investments are expected to reach US$28.4bn this year.

Presidential candidates presented infrastructure proposals at a debate.

MEXICO

President-elect Andrés Lopez will boost private investment in infrastructure through PPPs, concessions and other contract models.

If works continue, the new Mexico City airport will be completed by 2022, according to a new report.

PANAMA

Line No. 2 of the Panama City metro system has begun operational tests.