Bahrain and Saudi Arabia to tender US$3.5 billion causeway PPP next year
Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Bahrain has stated publicly that the tender for the King Hamad Causeway, a 25km road and rail bridge that will cross the Gulf of Bahrain, will be launched in six months. The estimated construction cost is between US$3 and 4 billion.
Tender for US$250 million light rail project launched in Kazahkstan
The Public Transport Department of Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan, located in the south-east of the country, has published a tender announcement for a light rail project.
Government of Jordan planning US$4.2 billion rail concession
The Ministry of Transport of the government of Jordan is reportedly planning to contract Chinese company Touchstone to deliver a US$4.23 billion rail project through a build-operate-transfer (BOT) or build-own-operate-transfer (BOOT) agreement.
Local consortium wins Brazil's first rehabilitate/maintain road concession
Estrada do Feijão Bahia, a consortium comprising Paviservice and SVC Construções, has been awarded the concession contract to rehabilitate and maintain the BA-052 road in Bahia, a state in the north-east of Brazil.
Saudi Arabia publishes draft law on private sector participation ahead of PPP programme launch
Saudi Arabia’s National Centre for Privatisation and Public-Private Partnerships (NCP) has published a draft law on private-public sector partnerships as the kingdom prepares to launch infrastructure projects worth billions of dollars and seeks to woo foreign investors.