Grace Fan

Director, Brazil/Latin America Research

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The bad news about rail auctions


Thirteen months after the Dilma government first launched its ambitious infrastructure auction programme to sell 7,500km in road projects and 10,000km in rail projects to the private sector, the administration’s R$91 billion (US$40 billion) rail plan – which has now been extended to 11,000km of rail lines – still remains on the drawing board. A big stumbling block is the untested and still-problematic auction model, which has drawn fire not only from the private sector but also,...

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