Category Archives: Infrastructure

Lack of migrants eliminates need for wall

Voice of San Diego –  As the U.S. prepares to invest tens of billions of dollars in Trump’s project, it is worth asking whether immigrants from Mexico are likely to continue coming north at the same rates, particularly given research showing that economic considerations weigh most heavily among people choosing to immigrate.

http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/news/immigration-mexico-soon-plummet-even-without-border-wall/

Pence reiterates that Mexico will pay for wall

The Hill – Vice President Mike Pence stressed that Mexico will pay for President Trump’s proposed border wall despite Trump not reiterating the plan in his speech before Congress. Pence said during an interview with “Good Morning America” host George Stephanopoulos: ”We’re going to build a wall. We’re going to enforce the laws of this country.”

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/321744-mike-pence-mexico-will-pay-for-border-wall

Mexico to offer four road maintenance tenders

World Highways – Mexico will set up four road maintenance tenders worth nearly US$827 million in total as public-private partnerships in 2017. Contracts will cover the road projects Piramides-Tulancingo-Puebla, Matehuala-Saltillo, Saltillo-Monterrey-Nuevo Laredo and Texcoco-Zacatepec.

http://www.worldhighways.com/categories/auctions-equipment-supply-servicing-finance/news/mexico-looks-to-p3-for-four-road-maintenance-deals-in-2017/

TransCanada to build $550 million natural gas pipeline

Globe and Mail – TransCanada Corp. says it will spend about $550-million to build a 420-kilometre natural gas pipeline in Mexico. The Calgary-based company says the line would supply Mexico’s state-owned power company with nearly 900 million cubic feet of natural gas a day.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/transcanada-to-expand-mexican-network-with-550-million-natural-gas-pipeline/article29583244/

Border pedestrian bridge project delays feared

San Diego Union-Tribune – U.S. and Mexican authorities said that they are working to address concerns over a possible delay in the opening of a much-needed new pedestrian border entrance in San Ysidro known as PedWest. The entrance’s 12 new lanes are part of a $741 million reconfiguration of the San Ysidro Port of Entry, which is scheduled for completion in 2019.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-border-pedestrian-bridge-delays-feared-mexico-20160321-story.html