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06 January 2015

Plans for new Uruguay road projects

First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
Uruguay requires more investment in roads, according to a report conducted by the economic studies centre for the construction industry, Centro de Estudios Economicos de la Industria de la Construccion (Ceeic). The report highlights a reported gap in road infrastructure investments in Uruguay in the period between 2000 and 2013. The country invested some 4.5% of GDP in roads, equivalent to around US$2.52 billion but adds that the government should invest around 7% of the GDP or almost $4 billion to repair and maintain the national road network over the next five years. Other aspects highlighted in the report include the fact that overall investments between 2008 and 2010 were mainly directed at new roads, whereas a record figure of $250 million was spent on maintenance in 2013. However, this figure was not sufficient compared to the GDP growth.
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