Infrastructure is the thermometer for economic development in any country and Mexico recognizes its importance. President Peña Nieto’s National Infrastructure Program (NIP) was designed to boost public sector investment in the country’s infrastructure needs but limited economic growth in recent years has led to budget cuts. This new environment of austerity has paved the way for the private sector to jump aboard with its expertise and funding. Institutional investors are beginning to capitalize on opportunities created by new financial instruments like Fibras, CKDs and CerPIs and are helping to catalyze the country’s economic growth. Mexico Infrastructure & Urban Sustainability Review 2018 will provide all the information players in the sector need to succeed in an environment of increased government collaboration. With expert opinions, in-depth analyses and technology spotlights, the publication will highlight the key trends that have shaped the Mexican infrastructure industry over the past 12 months and will provide valuable insights into the direction in which it is headed. Presented through the eyes of stakeholders, lawyers, regulators, service providers and operators, Mexico Infrastructure & Urban Sustainability Review 2018 will allow the decision-makers who shape the industry to tell the story and will serve as an invaluable tool for companies and investors alike who are seeking business opportunities within the sector.
A country’s prosperity is intricately linked to the quality of its infrastructure. Concrete and steel are the building blocks of a nation’s economy, boosting the competitiveness of its industries. For Mexico to join the world’s leading economies, it must invest more time and money in constructing and maintaining its infrastructure. 2018 will mark the end of Enrique Peña Nieto’s presidential term, placing the advancements of the National Infrastructure Plan (NIP) under a magnifying glass. With the country’s hefty US$544 billion infrastructure gap, Mexico would need to spend more on developing its road, rail, port and airport infrastructure fast, or else economic growth could be jeopardized.