Latin Infrastructure Guide: The largest projects in the region

Latin America is making steady progress in terms of infrastructure. In fact Latin Trade’s most recent Infrastructure Index showed that all countries made significant progress compared with 2014. On the agenda of many of the region’s governments are improvements, and new, airports, railways and highways. The Latin Infrastructure Guide offers a detailed look at the largest projects open for bidding in eight Latin American countries. Leading the guide in terms of number of bids is Brazil, with a total of 12. The largest of these is the $2.49-billion project for the 35-year concession to build and operate almost 2,000 kilometers of railway connecting Vitoria, Rio de Janeiro, with Porto Central. The project is scheduled to be complete by the third-quarter […]

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