Brazil’s Concession Program includes 57 new projects24 de agosto de 2017
On August 23, 2017, the Brazilian Federal Government announced that 57 new projects will be included in the Investment Partnership Programme (PPI). The list has 57 assets in different areas, such as airports, federal highways, port terminals, energy transmission lines and oilfields.
Federal Highways: Two (2) federal highways will be concessed until the end of next year: BR 364/RO/MT and BR-153/GO/TO.
Airports: Airports whose administration will be passed on to the private sector should be divided in three (3) blocks for bidding: (i) Northeast region: Recife, Maceió, João Pessoa, Aracaju, Juazeiro do norte e Campina Grande; (ii) West Central: Cuiabá, Sinop, Salta Floresta, Rondonópolis and Barra das Graças and (iii) South East: Vitória and Macaé. The bidding for São Paulo´s City Airport (Congonhas) must be handled separately. In addition, the government plans to sell part of its participation share in some of Brazil’s most important international airports, including Guarulhos, Confins, Brasília and Rio de Janeiro.
Ports: 15 Port terminals are included in PPI, including three (3) in the State of Paraná (Paranaguá) and nine (9) in the State of Pará (Miramar, Belém and Vila do Conde).
Transmission Lines and Energy: The administration of transmission lines in 10 states including Bahia, Ceará, Pará, Pará, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Piauí, Rio Grande do Norte, Minas Gerais (Cemig’s Jaragua) and Tocantins will start to be auctioned off in December. Eletrobras – Brazil’s biggest power utility should be privatized as well.
Others: Brazil’s mint, and the lottery unit of state-run bank Caixa Econômica Federal should be privatized as well. According to Government Officials, the PPI was designed to improve the country’s infrastructure in partnership with the private sector and provides clearer, more secure and transparent rules to investors with less state intervention.