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Detail

Area
Brazil
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Grains, oilseeds
Date
01/11/2017
Policy Category
Other
Policy Instrument
Transport infrastructure
Description
Invited bids for the construction and operation of new roads (3 125 km by the end of 2018), with a view to addressing historical infrastructure bottlenecks.
Notes
With a view to address historical infrastructure bottlenecks, the Government of Mato Grosso – the country’s leading grain-producing state – has invited bids for the construction and operation of new roads. Initially, licenses for three stretches of roads totaling 525 km will be awarded, but, by the end of 2018, licenses for a total of 3 125 km are expected to be granted. At the same time, the private sector has renewed its calls to include a railroad linking Mato Grosso with ports in the Amazon Basin in the Government’s infrastructure investment plans. Reportedly, the proposed railroad (dubbed Grain Railway or ‘Ferrogr