LatinNews Daily - 26 August 2020

In brief: Argentina’s Fernández announces new public infrastructure works

* Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández and public works minister Gabriel Katopodis have announced Ar$20bn (US$273m) in investment to carry out public works in the provinces of Catamarca, San Luis, La Rioja, Mendoza, and Santiago del Estero. Among other things, this will include the completion of a sewage treatment plant and drainage collection network in Catamarca, the construction of a new ring road in San Luis, the completion of work on highways that pass through Mendoza and La Rioja, and the completion of construction work on a dam on the Salado river in Santiago del Estero.