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Sharjah approves water project, UAE

The emirate of Sharjah has approved the AED261 million ($71m) Al Mudina Tank project.

EXCLUSIVE IFC seals bilateral social loans in APAC

The International Finance Corporation has signed 2 loan facilities in the Philippines and Thailand to push its social sector investments

Maldives releases tender for BESS/EMS

The tender for Maldives 37MWh battery energy storage system and the energy management system PPP has been released

EBRD to support Tajikistan power sector

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is considering providing a loan of up to €25 million for the rehabilitation of 2 existing transformers at the 500/220/35 kV substation in the Sugd region of Tajikistan

Toyota Tsusho wins Illoulofin solar phase 2, Benin

Benin’s SBEE has signed with Toyota Tsusho an agreement for the development of the second phase of the Illoulofin solar PV in Pobè located in the country’s southeast

Uzbekistan hydro PPP tender released

State-owned Uzbekhydroenergo has released a request for qualifications (RFQ) for the development of the country's first hydropower public-private partnership project worth $106.9 million

Colombia makes decision on stalled highway PPP

Colombia’s government and the country’s national infrastructure agency ANI will reactivate the Ps6.2 trillion Autopistas del Caribe Freight Corridor after the project was stalled due to disagreements with local communities over the Turbaco toll booth

FC looms for Manah I solar PV, Oman

An EDF-led consortium is nearing financial close for the $460 million, 500MW Manah I solar PV in the Ad Dakhiliyah region in Oman

UK power companies collab for energy storage solutions

Power response specialist Mercia Power Response has partnered with energy storage company RheEnergise on the potential deployment of the latter’s long-duration hydro-energy storage technology

South Africa brings in IFC on Just Energy Transition

South Africa has enlisted the support of the IFC to bolster foreign direct investment into the country’s renewable energy sector as part of JET

EXCLUSIVE X-Press Feeders wraps up sustainability-linked loan

X-Press Feeders, one of the largest independent feeder carriers, has signed an upsized $165 million sustainability-linked loan for the purchase of 3 container ships to be deployed on the China-India route

Brazil expands broadband projects credits to R$1.1bn

Brazilian development bank BNDES has expanded the credit available to firms developing broadband connectivity projects to R$1.1 billion, with an emphasis on schools in rural and deprived areas across the country

Gridserve awaits EV charging hub nod, UK

Sustainable energy infrastructure producer Gridserve has submitted a planning application for a large-scale electric vehicle charging hub in Chesterfield, England

Ten consortia interested in Colombian river project

The government of Colombia is seeking consultants to produce feasibility studies and design the Meta River PPP – with 10 consortia expressing interest

Italian government to take stake in TIM

The Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance and KKR have signed a MoU to co-invest in TIM's fixed line network assets

Brazil launches mega investment programme

The government of Brazil has launched the third edition of the Growth Acceleration Programme, including R$198 billion of investments into infrastructure through a collaboration with Brazil’s investments partnership programme

Transgrid inks $100m conductor contract, Oz

Transmission company Transgrid has struck a A$100 million contract with the Australian arm of Chinese company ZTT Group for the supply of high-voltage conductors