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20/12/2017 - 13:19hs

Airports to see USD 68 million

The Brazilian federal government will modernize and overhaul 11 regional airports in seven states: Goiás, Tocantins, Mato Grosso do Sul, Mato Grosso, Rio de Janeiro, Santa Catarina and São Paulo.

Brasília – This Tuesday (19) during a ceremony at the Ministry of Transportation in Brasília, the federal government signed agreements concerning modernization and overhaul works in 11 regional airports located in seven different states. States and municipalities will see BRL 224 million (USD 68 million).

During the event, the minister of the Secretariat-General to the Presidency, Moreira Franco, who’s also the coordinator-general for the program Agora, é Avançar (or ‘Now it’s Time to Get Ahead), said the investment will meet travels in an ever-more region-oriented way. “We are a continent-sized country. The transportation mode that will afford mobility is air travel. We’ll never solve our mobility problem through railways, buses or highways,” he said.

The funds will go into physical improvements such as renovation and expansion of terminals and purchase of equipment and signage. The airports are located in the municipalities of Jataí (GO), Araguaína (TO), Dourados, (MS), Cáceres (MT), Sinop (MT), Tangará da Serra (MT), Itaperuna (RJ), Resende (RJ), Angra dos Reis (RJ), Chapecó (SC) and São Carlos (SP).

*Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum

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