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Top ten Latin American infrastructure and water projects for 2014

Bnamericas Published: Thursday, November 21, 2013

The top ten infrastructure and water projects to be launched across Latin America during 2014 will require an investment of US$77.3bn, according to a report from the Inter-American federation of the construction industry, FIIC.

At US$17.7bn, the highest value project is Brazil's Rio-São Paulo-Campinas bullet train project.

Brazil counts five of the top ten largest projects, including the US$3.2bn concession for the Itaqui port, the US$3.5bn construction of the Galeao airport, US$4bn worth of water and sanitation projects and the US$5.32bn Salvador-Recife rail project.

Chile's US$15bn Aquatacama water pipeline project is the second largest project on the list and the largest water infrastructure project scheduled to be launched during 2014.

In third place is Mexico's US$11.6bn Bicentenario refinery project, followed by Colombia's US$8.5bn Autopistas para la Prosperidad highway program.

Two further Mexican projects are ranked in sixth and seventh place.

FIIC estimates that construction of an alternative airport for Mexico City will cost US$4.5bn while construction of lines 2 and 3 of the Mexico Valley suburban train will cost US$4bn.

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