The projects are:

• the 990km Sinop, Matto Grosso – Mirituba, Pará, freight corridor, which received 16 proposals

• the 659km Estrela D'Oeste, São Paulo, - Dourados, Mato Grosso do Sul line, which received 15 proposals

• the 950km Sapezal, Mato Grosso, - Porto Velho, Rondonia, which also received 15 proposals

• the 457km Açailândia, Maranhão, to Barcarena, Pará, line which received 14 enquiries

• the 775km Anápolis, Goiânia - Corinto, Minas Gerais, line which received 11 proposals, and

• the 845km Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, to Guanambi, Bahia, line which received 10 proposals.

The interested consortia will have six months to develop studies for the Açailandia - Barcarena, Anápolis - Corinto, Belo Horizonte - Guanambi and Estrela D'Oeste - Dourados projects, and a further eight months for Sinop – Mirituba, and Sapezal - Porto Velho lines, which the government only announced that it was looking to build in late June.

All these new railways will operate under Brazil's new open-access model.