Uruguay Infrastructure Projects Among Latin America’s Top 100

Patrick Archer competitiveness, foreign investment, global rankings, real estate, uruguay

A 2014 survey of Latin America’s most significant new infrastructure projects includes five Uruguay projects ranging from deep water ports to renewable energy to new rail corridors. The Strategic Latin American Infrastructure 2014 Report from CG/LA is a ranking of 100 projects planned over the next three years across 10 sectors in 20 countries with a total combined project value …

China Could Help Rebuild Uruguay’s Entire Rail Network In 2 Years

Patrick Archer agribusiness, competitiveness, foreign investment, uruguay

Uruguay trade with China has grown 600% over the past six years. Now, both governments are forecasting continued trade growth that could transform Uruguay’s entire rail infrastructure in only two years. According to El Observador, the two countries are in high level talks regarding a partnership that would replace Uruguay’s 150-year-old rail cobweb with a modern network spanning 2,000 kilometers …

Montevideo’s Carrasco Named The Best Airport In The World

Patrick Archer aruba, competitiveness, creative class, global rankings, tourism, uruguay, visionaries

InvestBA has long touted Montevideo’s Carrasco International as the best airport in Latin America. It turns out we were wrong. It’s the best in the world. Carrasco International was named Best Airport in the World by Architizer, the world’s largest database of architecture online, and votes cast in Architizer’s 2013 A+ Awards. Montevideo’s world-class airport actually won both the 2013 …

Uruguay’s Deep Water Port Receives Major Backing from Brazil

Patrick Archer competitiveness, foreign investment, real estate, uruguay

Major technical and financial support for the largest infrastructure project in Uruguay’s history may come from neighboring Brazil. According to El Observador, Brazilian public and private sector entities are interested in playing a major role in the construction of the mega-port facility planned for Rocha. The Minister of Brazilian Industry, Fernando Pimentel, says his country will support the Port of …

La Paloma Port: China May Help Build The Largest Project In Uruguay History

Patrick Archer competitiveness, foreign investment, uruguay

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao completes his official visit to Argentina today, but the most tempting offer he heard may be the one Uruguay put on the table last Friday. In meetings between Wen, President Mujica and a cadre of ministers from both countries, China was invited to participate in the construction and development of the Port of La Paloma, a …