Copper, zinc and tin mining boosted production in April, while steel and metals refining, crude oil, fishing and banking also showed gains.
According to a recording of a declaration made to prosecutors, Eleuberto Martorelli said Odebrecht paid US$1mn to President Juan Manuel Santos' reelection bid to perform a survey.
The analysis is based on the results of InfraCompass, a tool identifying best infrastructure practices across 49 countries, GI Hub's CEO tells BNamericas.
After several delays, bids were finally opened for the second stretch of the Amércio Vespucio Oriente highway, although now it is expected that works on the 5.2km underground stretch of Santiago's beltway will be finished by 2023, instead of 2020 as previously intended.
The project entails the construction of 13.9km tunnel connecting Chile's Coquimbo region and Argentina's San Juan province.
The issue of how to revive the economy was addressed by many company executives and government officials during the Brazil Investment Forum 2017.
State water utility Sabesp has call bids for a US$52mn waterworks project.
BNDES is studying alternatives with IRB, and the conclusions are expected in second half.