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Posted on December 1, 2015
Investments in ports in Rio de Janeiro state until 2042 will represent a 14% share of the total investments predicted to be made in Brazil. According to the minister of the Ports Secretariat, Helder Barbalho, construction programmed for the state amount to R$ 6,9 billion, taking into account rentals (R$ 1,3 billion), contract extensions (R$ 2,8 billion) and private terminals (R$ 2,7 billion).
The minister, who participated this past Friday (27/11) in the 2o Infrastructure Forum in Rio de Janeiro, reminded that, until 2042, predicted investments for Brazilian ports add up to approximately R$ 51 billion. “The lion’s share of these resources will come from the private sector”, stated the minister. And he fetailed: R$ 3,9 billion will be made with government resources, and between R$ 47 billion and R$ 48 billion will come from private initiative.
In the investment portfolio listed by the Ports Secretariat are dredging projects, permits for building private-use terminals, bidding of areas for rental and extension of rental contracts. Helder Barbalho also said that, in December, the Ports Secretariat will be apt to sign the authorization (Service Order) to begin dredging the Rio de Janeiro port channel. “A R$ 193 million project, long awaited by this state”, said the minister. The exact date is not set, with the ceremony’s format still to be decided.