Brazil launches new highway projects

Brazil has issued two new highway PPPs, valued at a total of $5.43bn.

The country’s national ground transport agency ANTT has launched the 30-year concessions to develop, restore, maintain and operate the projects, which will include the BR-060, BR-153 and BR-262 highways and the of BR-163.

Valued at around $3.2bn, the largest tender will include 1,177km of highway stretches along BR-060, BR-153 and BR-262, which passes through the country’s Federal District and the states of Goiás and Minas Gerais.

As part of the deal, the winning firm will install 11 tollbooths and oversee the widening of 648km of highway stretches prior to the fifth year of the concession.

In addition, the other tender, valued at around $2bn, will involve the widening and construction of nine tollbooths on the 454km BR-163 highway in the state of Mato Grosso.