• Categories
  • Archives

Brazil to Build 800 New Airports and Take Bullet Train from Drawing Board

Brazil's Bullet Train Talking in Paris, Brazil’s president, Dilma Rousseff, told reporters her government intends to build approximately 800 regional airports in Brazil. According to the president, the project considers that each city with over 100,000 inhabitants should have an airport within a 60-kilometer range.

“It is a necessity, and it is also important to the country’s growth,” Dilma told French businessmen after attending the seminar Challenges and Opportunities of a Strategic Partnership, in the French capital.

Dilma discussed the importance of privatizing major airports and increasing the qualification of the Brazilian Airport Infrastructure Company (Infraero) and stressed the need to expand inland air transport in a continent-sized country such as Brazil.

The president stressed the need to strengthen regional aviation in the country, “differentiating it from long-range aviation.”

In addition to airports at a maximum distance of 60 kilometers from municipalities with up to 100,000 inhabitants, Dilma said airports must be built at the country’s main tourist spots, and said the government has sufficient funds to do so.

“We have the funds for it – and some of them originate from the very concession fees we charge from major airports,” she said.

At the meeting with the French businessmen, the Brazilian president also discussed the High-Speed Rail, which will be built to connect Campinas and São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro.

Dilma confirmed that up until Thursday (13th), the government should float a tender for the first phase of the high-speed rail. Last week, the Federal Court of Auditors approved the tender, with qualifications.

“Tomorrow we will take a decisive step, because the high-speed rail, which will be tendered in two phases, will have its first phase – the technology tender. In it, the technology to be adopted and the rail operator will be tendered; after that, there will be a tender for the construction itself,” said Dilma.

She also said that throughout 2013, all pending transport sector tenders will be floated. After her trip to Paris, Dilma left for Moscow, where she should meet with the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, and prime minister, Dmitri Medvedev. She is scheduled to return from Russia on Saturday, December 14.

ABr

Tags:

  • Show Comments (5)

  • alanais

    ..
    800 new airports?? What a challenge to the environment it’s gonna be! What does the UN has to say about this??
    binaereoptionen.webgarden.com/

  • Dessie A. Keith

    Education on Physics
    If it is not the first time that the brazilian people dismiss their respect for this person, why is it they let him make another mistake to thei country and to the people? they should made a necessary action to discipline this person. see. essays.mightystudents.com

  • academia research

    thanks
    Very entertaining information. found a lot of things for yourself useful. Thx!! http://www.facebook.com/academiaresearch

  • getessay.com custom writing services

    thanks
    thanks for interesting post!!! good point of view!! http://essaychart.com/getessay-review.html

  • termpaperexpert.net

    termpaperexpert.net
    [url]http://termpaperexpert.net/[/url]
    Thanks for the tip. Now I learn something new from you. Nice to know I was helped through this. Keep posting! =)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Brazil Opens South America’s Largest Thermoelectric Plant

Petrobras inaugurated, Wednesday, May 31, the Governor Leonel Brizola thermoelectric plant, powered by natural ...

Brazil’s Food Company Marfrig is Out of the Red

Marfrig Alimentos, a Brazilian operating in the food sector, which has strong interests in ...

Who Killed Brazil’s Man in Iraq? George Bush.

One correspondent for the Folha de S. Paulo daily, playing the role of Grand ...

A Market Value on the Rainforest Is the Best Hope for Brazil’s Amazon

Brazil is home to one-third of the world’s rainforest and half of the Amazon. ...

Brazil Goes to New Zealand to Learn Ecotourism

A Memorandum of Understanding signed between Brazil and New Zealand should lead to cooperation ...

France Examines and Discusses Brazilian Media

The Foreign Press Support Center, in Paris, is holding the 1st International Encounter on ...

Survey Shows: Brazilian Indians Are Less Illiterate and More Evangelical

Illiteracy among Indians in Brazil fell sharply in the decade between 1991, when it ...

Brazil: A Time When Coffee Was King

Brazil has become so closely identified with coffee that many people believe the plant ...

Toil for Tots

Low wages and unemployment are mainstream concerns in Brazilian society but their most painful ...