RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The government of Rio de Janeiro today will announce a R$17 (US$1.3) billion investment package over 3 years. Most of this amount - approximately R$10 billion - was raised from the auction of the state-owned sanitation company CEDAE, held in April.
Among the more than 50 projects included in the so-called "Pacto RJ," to be detailed by governor Cláudio Castro (PL), are large-scale infrastructure works such as the creation of a 23-kilometer long surface subway line to cut through Baixada Fluminense, the collection of suburbs adjoining Rio de Janeiro . . .