THE Brazilian government has confirmed that it will open bidding for a new sub-concession for the south-central section of the North-South Railway (FNS) in early 2018 with public hearings for possible bidders beginning at the end of June and set to run until August 11.
BRAZIL’s Court of Auditors (TCU) ruled on January 25 that all transfers of funds from state-owned institutions to the Transnordestina railway project must be halted due to a “serious mismatch between the investments and the physical accounting schedule.”
STUDIES of two new lines included in the first phase of Brazil's revised Investment Programme in Logistics (PIL) have been submitted by Triunfo Participações e Investimentos (TPI) to the Ministry of Transport for review and to assist with the preparation of bidding documents.
With Brazil's ambitious programme of railway construction plans stalling, the government is revising its concession model for new projects to rely more on private investment while easing pressure on public debt. Kevin Smith looks at the intricacies of this new policy and how the market might receive it.
Brazil's railway network is entering an exciting new era: construction projects which are underway and planned promise to rebalance logistics in favour of rail over road. Initiatives are also in the works to stimulate the domestic railway manufacturing industry and its supply chain following years of inconsistent production. But with progress comes challenges, as Kevin Smith discovered during a visit to São Paulo.
BRAZIL's minister of transport Mr Cesar Borges has announced that tender documents will be issued in August for the PPP concession to build and maintain the 901km line from Lucas do Rio Verde, in Mato Grosso state to Campinorte in Goiás, which will be operated on an open-access basis.
BRAZIL's National Land Transport Agency (ANTT) has published the results of a public consultation on the planned 457km Açailândia – Maranhão – Barcarena – Pará line, which will be one of the first railways in the country to operate on an open-access basis.