More Funding is Needed for the Construction of Rio’s Metro Line 4

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The new stretch of metro line, Linha 4, that is being constructed to link Zona Sul (South Zone) with Barra da Tijuca in the Zona Oeste (West Zone) may not be ready in time for the 2016 Rio Olympics unless R$1 billion is given by the federal government for the project.

Carlos Roberto Osório, Rio’s transport secretary, said R$445 million in funding from the BNDES national development bank had already been approved by the treasury and was due to be released his month.

He requested a . . .

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