• Industry: Infrastructure
  • Type: White paper
  • Date: 6/17/2015

Foresight: A Global Infrastructure Perspective 

Foresight is an article series on trends and issues facing the infrastructure industry.
Levelling the playing field
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The announcement of a new set of infrastructure concessions has raised hopes that Brazil can finally start to attract a significant amount of foreign investment into the sector. The latest package, worth 64 billion US dollars (US$), covers roads, railways, ports, and airports, and is designed to open up a market traditionally thought to favor domestic contractors.


A previous set of concessions in 2012 enjoyed mixed fortunes. Although contracts for two-thirds of road projects and both airport projects were completed, none of the port or rail tenders managed to close. This time around, the government is determined to create the right conditions to avoid a repeat, with a number of important changes to its approach.


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