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By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Complexo da Penha in Rio de Janeiro’s Zona Norte (North Zone) is set to receive investments worth R$580 million (US$290 million) under the Brazilian government’s second Accelerated Growth Program (PAC 2). The infrastructure projects will include housing, a sports center, a library, school and daycare center according to the state press agency.

The Empresa de Obras Públicas do Rio de Janeiro (Emop) launched the bidding process last week, within which companies will compete for the urbanization and housing contracts in the pacified communities that make up . . .

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