Paraguay project agreement reached
An agreement has been reached for the projects to widen Route 2 and Route 7 in Paraguay by the various bodies involved. The Consorcio Rutas del Este joint venture partners have agreed terms with the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), UBS and the Ministries of Public Works and Communications and Finance. UBS is providing financing worth US$250 million while the IADB is providing $200 million. Consorcio Rutas del Este, which comprises Sacyr, Mota Engil and Ocho A, is providing $83 million meanwhile. Construction work will commence in July 2019 close to Caaguazú and the project is being handled under the PPP model.