Rio City Hall Takes Over Maintenance of Porto Maravilha in Centro

With reports of the area showing signs of abandonment combined with the concessionaire's lack of funds, Rio Mayor Crivella said on Wednesday that City Hall will have to take over maintenance of Porto Maravilha in Centro.

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday, June 6th, Rio Mayor Marcello Crivella revealed that City Hall would have to take over maintenance of Porto Maravilha in Centro, due to the concessionaire's lack of funds to provide even basic services, like garbage collection and security.

"The PPP is in a difficult situation," said the mayor, referring to the partnership between public and private sectors responsible for maintaining the five million square meter area.

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