Government Announces New Round of Infrastructure Concessions

BRAZIL POLITICS - Report 08 Mar 2017 by Murillo de Aragão and Cristiano Noronha

The government announced a new package of infrastructure concessions, totaling R$45 billion in investments. Most of these projects had been previously announced, like the renewal of railways and the privatization of BR 101 in Santa Catarina.

With an ambitious schedule, the Investments Partnerships Program (PPI) was reinforced with an additional 70 projects. The highlights are new projects in the areas of sanitation and energy. There are 35 new transmission lines, totaling 7,358 kilometers, with tenders approved by the National Electric Energy Agency yesterday. The auction will take place on April 24.

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