The Rio-Valadares highway system, completed by the Ecorodovias in Leilão carried out this month, should be invested in R$ 11 billion over the next 30 years. The concession included 726.9 kilometers of highways BR-116/493/465/RJ/MG, linking the city of Rio de Janeiro (RJ) to Governador Valadares (MG).
In addition to two R$ 11.3 billion, another R$ 9.8 billion is provided for operational expenses (OPEX), in addition to the generation of more than 150 thousand direct, indirect and cash-earning jobs.
Second or the Ministry of Infrastructure, the region is considered strategic for the extent and volume of traffic. It deals with the only route, starting from the capital of Rio de Janeiro, available to go around Guanabara Bay, allowing access to the Lagos region, the North of the state of Rio de Janeiro, and the North and Northeast regions of the country.
For Roberto Lucas Júnior, professor at Ibmec, the investment will guarantee essential elements for the road system. “With the concession, the highway will pass to ter essential services for the insurance of two motorists and also for the viability of road transport”, he endorses.
“The current management of the government is deficient. The system does not have a suitable paving for the existing transport systems, we do not have a quality and do not attend to people who have accidents or who do not seem to sleep”, says Roberto.
O leilão da Rio-Valadares, which crosses 37 municipalities throughout its extension, being 22 in Minas Gerais and 15 in Rio de Janeiro, is part of a series of initiatives of the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Infrastructure, to promote or sector in partnership with a private initiative.
For Renan Brandão, superintendent of the Concessão da Agência Nacional de Transportes Terrestres (ANTT), the government depends on these resources for investments in infrastructure. “The improvements and capacity extensions depend on resources that we see through concessions”, she affirms.
“In a context of greater fiscal restrictions, the government has not been able to invest directly in the quality of roads, desiring the resources to maintain the current infrastructure. With the concessions, people managed to raise investments to solve some problems and to improve this infrastructure”, confirms Brandão.
With information from Fabrício Julião, from CNN Brasil Business
Source: CNN Espanol