Brazilian Government Wants to Grant 16,000 km of Highways to Private Sector

The Minister of Infrastructure, Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas, said that the entire federal road network should be granted to the private sector.

By Xiu Ying

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Federal Government plans to transfer 16,000 kilometers of highways to the private sector through concessions, Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas, the Minister of Infrastructure, said on Monday, June 24th.

In a meeting with businesspeople in Rio de Janeiro, he said that practically the entire state road network should be granted to the private sector, including the Arco Metropolitano ring road around Rio and the Rio-Santos Highway.

Freitas said that the new Rio-Teresópolis concession would be carried out including the Arco Metropolitano, and the new Rio-Juiz de Fora . . .

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