Despite the health crisis, the country has decided to sell many assets in 2021. The transportation infrastructure will begin this week.
Last year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Bolsonaro government suspended most of the concession sales, so the Bolsonaro government will restart its privatization policy this week.For the Ministry of Infrastructure, even “The largest logistics concession ever offered by Brazil: 38 airports, 5 ports, 3 railway lines and 11 highways.” From April 7 (Wednesday) to April 9 (Friday), the first concessions in 30 years will be sold for a three-day period: 22 airports, 5 port terminals and 537 kilometers of freight rail lines.
The Ministry of Infrastructure hopes to raise 18.5 billion reais (2.75 billion euros) in investment through an event called “Infrastructure Week”. In June, 16 other airports (including the “jewel” of Congonhas in São Paulo and the airport of Santos-Dumont in Rio de Janeiro) were eligible. “Very profitable” Natalia Marcassa, Deputy Minister of Planning of the Ministry of Infrastructure, will also provide concessions.
For the first sale of the airport, the government has greatly reduced its ambitions, and the aviation industry is experiencing an unprecedented crisis: the initial estimate has dropped by an average of 60%. On the other hand, in order to attract investment funds, it is no longer necessary to be an operator in the industry to become a franchise company. These airports are divided into three areas, each with an attractive airport and small and poorly equipped airports.
For example, the “Northern” zone includes Manaus Airport, the capital of the Amazon state with 2.2 million inhabitants. The airport has the largest free zone in the region and is today considered the country’s third largest industrial center after the Holy Land. Paul and Rio de Janeiro. However, this also includes the obligation to manage six other airports in the Amazon region (Boa Vista, Tabatinga, Tefé, Porto Velho, Rio Branco, Cruzeiro do Sul), which have much lower traffic and attractiveness. On Wednesday, April 7, the French team Vinci won the competition. In the “central” area, it is the airport of Goiânia, which is the capital of Goiás State with 2 million residents, attracting the attention of investors; and in the south, it is the capital of Goiás State, Curitiba. The airport Paraná has 3.4 million residents.
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