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Presidential elections in Mexico are just around the corner, but political uncertainty has not prevented local governments from investing in infrastructure, as Jalisco and Guanajuato both announced significant investments this week. But it is not all about public works; telecommunication projects are also in the spotlight for the week.

With the presidential elections right around the corner, Mexico Infrastructure & Sustainability Review looks back at last year’s interview with Ramón Aguirre, Director General of SACMEX to evaluate the water priorities of the administration and how much has been achieved.

Ready to keep updated? Here’s this week’s roundup!

 

GOVERNMENT AND REGULATIONS

The electoral transition has not hindered the government of Guadalajara’s infrastructure priorities. The 2018 budget for public works for the capital of Jalisco is MX$641.4 million.

The infrastructure tax in Zacatecas is causing controversy as the amparos against its constitutionality continue.

Kenya is the newest member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). The move is expected to solve Nairobi’s spending needs through a cheaper financing channel.

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TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

The Governor of Guanajuato, Miguel Márquez, met with Gerardo Ruíz Esparza to review the state’s road infrastructure projects. The expected investment with SCT exceeds MX$250 million.

No more infrastructure for cars, public transportation initiatives are the solution. Experts in urban mobility advise on what projects to prioritize.

 

ITS ALL ABOUT TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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Lego telecommunications? Strategies for reducing infrastructure costs while continuing to innovate in connectivity.

Open Network Foundation (ONF) strives to bring the benefits of an open network to the people. The Open Disaggregated Transport Network (ODTN) may be the initiative for the future of network developers and China Unicom, Comcast, NTT Communications, Telefónica and TIM are some of the collaborators involved.

Rural infrastructure may be the key to rebuilding America. USDA included a US$600 million bill to finance rural broadband in the country’s FY18 infrastructure budget.

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