January 21, 2014

Funding agreed for Belo Horizonte metro projects

Written by  Gustavo Ferrari
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BRAZILIAN president Mrs Dilma Rousseff announced on January 17 that the federal government has reached an agreement with the state of Minas Gerais and the municipality of Belo Horizonte to invest Reais 2bn ($US 853m) in the expansion of the city's metro network.

The funds will be used to modernise and extend Line 1, including the construction of new stations in Contagem, and Calafate II and improvements to accessibility at existing stations.

The agreement will also support the construction of two new lines: The 10km Line 2 will run from Barreiro do Calafete II with five stations, while the initial 4.5km five-station phase of Line 3 will link Savassi with Lagoinha.

These projects will take the total length of the network to 44.5km.

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