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MTOP to spend US$167mn on works during 2011 (Uruguay)
Uruguay's public works and transport ministry (MTOP) plans to spend 3.4bn pesos (US$167mn) on infrastructure works during 2011, a ministry official told BNamericas.


The ministry will focus mainly on improving, repairing and expanding roads, as part of an overall plan to upgrade the country's north-south and east-west road network by 2015.


The budget will also cover additional works, such as improvements to multimodal transfer stations, and studies for new highways and rail networks.


The funds are included in the government's proposed 2011 budget, which is currently being discussed by congress.

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