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Philippines approves 7 infras worth $2.49bn

Philippines' government, led by the Macros administration, has approved 7 infrastructure projects with a total investment value of $2.49 billion

Welsh light rail gets cash injection

The British government has rolled out its landmark £2.1 billion Levelling Up fund to drive infrastructure parity across the UK, reducing the imbalance between wealthier and poorer areas

Philippines taps ADB for offshore wind framework

The Philippines government has tapped Asian Development Bank for a group of advisers in drafting the country’s first offshore wind (OSW) regulatory framework

ACWA Power, Uzbekistan ink on green hydrogen

Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power has signed a deal with the government of Uzbekistan to build a green hydrogen plant in north-eastern Uzbekistan

UPDATE: WB approves $15m for Tajikistan hydropower

The World Bank has approved a $15 million technical assistance to support a financing framework for a hydropower project in southern Tajikistan

Malicounda combined cycle reaches financial close

Africa-focused power develop MP Energy has reached financial close on the €154 million, 120MW Malicounda combined cycle thermal power project in Mbour, Senegal

EIB to finance French fibre roll-out

The European Investment Bank is set to invest €300 million in the Iliad Group to finance its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network rollout in France

Bidding starts for Panamanian highway PPP

The Panamanian ministry of public works has announced the terms of reference for the tendering of the Panamericana Este highway PPP

Irish developer secures €240m for solar expansion

Ireland-based renewable investor Power Capital Renewable Energy has secured a €240 million facility to fund the development costs of its 1.2GW solar portfolio

EBRD backs Georgian transport system

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has approved a €50.6 million sovereign loan agreement to fund the development of greener transport in Tbilisi, Georgia

ADB approves $15m for Tajikistan hydropower

Asian Development Bank has approved a $15 million technical assistance to support a financing framework for a hydropower project in southern Tajikistan

IDB invests into Peruvian water and sanitation

The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a $60 million loan to improve the quality and coverage of drinking water and sanitation services in the Zarumilla and Aguas Verdes districts in northern Peru

World Bank to supervise Paraguayan road PPPs

The World Bank will send a mission to Paraguay to carry out technical, environmental and social follow-ups on 3 road PPPs in the country between 16-20 January

PA governor-elect selects transport secretary

Pennsylvania Governor-elect Josh Shapiro has appointed former state representative Mike Carroll as the next secretary of transportation

Polish tram PPP reaches FC

The Krakow Fast Tram Phase IV PPP project in Krakow, Poland, has reached financial close and is due to enter the construction phase

Chinese YuanTech secures Brazilian solar certification

Chinese PV module manufacturer YuanTech Solar has obtained the Brazilian INMETRO certification which gives the company the opportunity to operate in the country’s renewable energy market

Chexim agrees Angolan broadband loan

Angola’s Ministry of Finance will sign with the Export-Import Bank of China a $249 million loan to finance a 2,000km national broadband network project in the southern African state

Chile plans 2025 tender for mega rail project

Chile’s President Gabriel Boric announced yesterday that his government plans to tender the $1.2 billion high-speed rail PPP connecting the cities of Valparaíso and Santiago in 2025