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Advisory REOI for Jamaica roads P3

The IFC has issued REOIs seeking multiple advisers to help with implementing 3 brownfield road segments via a P3 in Jamaica

Bayfront prices third IABS

Bayfront Infrastructure Management has priced its third issuance of infrastructure asset-backed securities, demonstrating continued investor demand for IABS and the Singapore-headquartered firm's ability to help partner banks recycle capital into more infrastructure financing transactions

China social bond gears up for launch

A Chinese non-banking financial company is preparing to issue a bond, anchored by 2 development finance institutions (DFIs), to invest in essential social services in the country

Philux to co-develop Vietnam expressway PPP

Philux Global. Group has received approval from the Vietnamese government to participate in developing a $700 million expressway PPP in southeast Vietnam, the US-based diversified holding company said this week

China-backed fund to invest in Uzbekistan CCGT

China state-owned Silk Road Fund has agreed to acquire a near majority equity interest in a 1.5GW gas-fired power plant in central Uzbekistan from ACWA Power, the Saudi developer said yesterday

IsDB to lend on controversial EACOP

The Islamic Development Bank has approved a $100 million ticket for the Islamic tranche on the $3.5 billion East African Crude Oil Pipeline in Uganda

SADC approves grants for projects backed by EU, KfW

The Southern African Development Community has approved grants totaling $20.2 million for 12 energy and infra projects in Sub-Saharan Africa

AIIB considers Rakiza fund commitment

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is considering a $50 million commitment into Muscat-based private equity infra fund Rakiza

Blueleaf, SunAsia to develop 1.3GW Philippines floating solar

Macquarie-backed Blueleaf Energy and Filipino renewable company SunAsia Energy have committed to invest up to $1.2 billion to develop a floating solar power plant on Laguna Lake, the largest lake in the Philippines

Second batch receive RFP on innovative cross-border PPP

Asian Development Bank has shortlisted another batch of advisers to prepare a feasibility study and preliminary design for a cross-border cable car project that crosses the Mekong River linking Laos and Thailand

EXCLUSIVE Maldives renewables – details revealed

Asian Development Bank is considering providing sovereign financing to a state-owned utility for the deployment of battery energy storage systems (BESS) in the Maldivian archipelago

Soltec brings first Brazilian solar project online

Powertis, the project development arm of Spanish solar tracker manufacturer Soltec, has commissioned the company’s first solar project in Brazil

Pattern-backed Japan offshore wind closes

A holding company backed by Pattern Energy has closed a 112MW offshore wind power project comprising battery storage in northern Japan

World Bank, Pakistan negotiate on floating solar

The World Bank remains in negotiations on a $341.5 million loan to support 2 floating solar projects in northwestern Pakistan

EIB mulls investment in Evolution III fund

The European Investment Bank is considering a $55 million investment into Evolution III, an Africa-focused energy and infra fund managed by Cape Town-based Inspired Evolution

Australian Potash appoints CFO

Listed miner Australian Potash has appointed natural resources expert Patrick Leung as chief financial officer

TAQA, Mubadala invest in Uzbek power

State-run Abu Dhabi National Energy Company and Mubadala Investment Company have signed agreements for 2 power plants in southeastern Uzbekistan

State Bank of India approves refi on India road PPP

State Bank of India has approved a refinancing of nearly $1 million for the National Highways Authority of India's road PPP in Odisha, eastern India