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The government of Canada has decided to build a new bridge over the St. Lawrence River, an investment of €3.5 billion.
Oman plans to build a "medical city" = €740 million.
Gabon: Bolloré is to invest in the Libreville estuary (€105 million).
Dar Al Arkan, the Saudi Arabian property developer, plans to regenerate the old district of Jeddah (€724 million).
The European Commission presented on 19 October a road map for the financing of transport, energy and digital telecoms networks, worth €50 billion. The list of the projects is available here: http://ec.europa.eu/transport/infratructure/connecting/revision-t en.htm
The total volume of transport infrastructure projects in the Persian Gulf is worth €104 billion. Abu Dhabi, $58 billion; Saudi Arabia, $48 billion; Qatar, $17 billion; Kuwait, $9.4 billion; Oman, $8 billion; and Bahrain, $1 billion.
President Obama’s employment plan proposes $50 billion for transportation infrastructure.
Oil producing countries are going to spend $525 billion on energy projects in Africa and Middle East.
Qatar will over the next five years spend €59-73 billion on infrastructure projects.
Saudi Arabia will be launching several tenders to expand its railway network (construction of train stations, 1,400 kilometres of railway lines). As part of the reform of its education system, Saudi Arabia is to invest €6.2 billion in schools construction.
The Spanish engineering and construction group Isolux has just won a construction and concession contract for an electricity network in Brazil.
The Spanish group San José has just been awarded the construction, maintenance and operation contract for a motorway south of Jaipur (India).
The Australian group Kele is going to construct 1,127 buildings in Saudi Arabia (€1 billion).
The Chinese company Huaxin is building a cement factory in Tajikistan with an annual capacity of one million tons.
The Skanska group, which has been in the United States since 1971, now employees 7,400 people there, generating 28% of its global sales, or € 3.12 billion.
Vinci and OHL want to extend the Moscow-Saint Petersburg motorway.
ACS is selling its Chilean motorways to the Brookfield Asset Management fund for €216 million. The transaction is part of its strategy to deleverage itself. At the end of June its net debt stood at €9.8 billion.
The Spanish builder Sando is focussing on its international business (Morocco and Colombia).
Lafarge is to invest in a cement factory in Yaoundé, Cameroon (capacity of 600,000 tons).
Eiffage has announced an increase in first-half sales of 2.3%, to €6.6 billion. The aim is to return to a profit margin of 4-5%. To that end, Berger (new CEO) does not rule out selling or shutting down certain activities (Spain and Central Europe).
Saint Gobain is building a plasterboard factory in Gomzovo, Russia, with a capacity of 30 million square meters.