Brazil listed roads, ports, airports to be privatized

A decree made public on Tuesday (23) listed infrastructure enterprises that will be part of the privatization program.

Agência Brasil

Brasília – Brazil’s Federal Gazette published on Tuesday (23) a decree listing several infrastructure enterprises to be privatized. The list includes roads, ports and airports to be included in the Investment Partnership Program (PPI), and federal enterprises in the port and airport sectors added to the National Privatization Program (PND). Pictured above, the Port of Suape in Pernambuco, which will be tendered.

According to the government, the measure aims at increasing and modernizing the venues in order to increase Brazil’s competitiveness in the sector. The strategy includes 24 airports (one in Amapá, two in Rio de Janeiro, two in São Paulo, three in Minas Gerais, three in Mato Grosso do Sul, five in Pará, and eight in Amazonas). “Depending on future decisions based on further studies, the concessions can be done separately or in blocks,” the General Secretariat of the Presidency said in a press release.

Airports added to the program include Santos Dumont and Jacarepaguá airports in Rio de Janeiro; Congonhas and Campo de Marte in São Paulo; Tenente Coronel Aviador César Bombonato (Uberlândia), Mário de Almeida Franco (Uberaba), and Mário Ribeiro (Montes Claros) in Minas Gerais.

Other terminals

The list also includes airports Val-de-Cans (Belém), Maestro Wilson Fonseca (Santarém), João Correa da Rocha (Marabá), Carajás (Parauapebas), and Altamira (Altamira) in Pará; Corumbá, Ponta Porã, and Campo Grande in Mato Grosso do Sul; and Alberto Alcolumbre International Airport in Macapá (AP). Amazonas is the state with the highest number of airports added to the list: Parintins, Carauari, Coari, Eirunepé, São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Barcelos, Lábrea, and Maués.

The decree also qualified stretches of highways BR 414, 080, 101, 116, 465, 493, 040, 495 in Goiás, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo; and added to PND stretches of BR 163 (MT), 230 (PA) and 040 highway (RJ).

As for the port sector, terminals added to PPI include PEL01 (at the Port of Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul), VDC10A (at the Port of Vila do Conde, Pará), MAC14 (at the Port of Maceió, Alagoas), SUA07, (at the Port of Suape, Pernambuco), and STS11 (at the Port of Santos, São Paulo). The list also includes the Docks Company of the State of Bahia, as well as Salvador, Aratu-Candeias and Ilhéus Port in Bahia.

Translated by Guilherme Miranda

Rafael Medeiros/Port of Suape

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