December 12, 2012

Brazil to announce first phase of HS project tomorrow

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Brazil's president Dilma Rousseff. Brazil's president Dilma Rousseff.

PRESIDENT Dilma Rousseff of Brazil, speaking today at the 81st General Assembly of the International Union of Railways (UIC) in Paris, told delegates that the first phase of the Brazilian high-speed project will be announced tomorrow.

This involves the selection of a consortium to equip and operate the new line, ahead of awarding a contract for the civil works.

The project, which has suffered numerous set-backs, involves building a high-speed line Rio de Janeiro, to São Paulo and Campinas.

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