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Posted on 01/02/2022 14:53
Seventh round of airport concessions will have four airport blocks
With a concession to the private sector, Santos Dumont will have investments of R$ 1.3 billion. - Photo: MInfra
The Federal Government, through the Ministry of Infrastructure, in agreement with the government of Rio de Janeiro, changed the blocks of the seventh round of airport concessions scheduled to be held in the first half of this year. Now, there will be four lots of airports offered to the private sector in the first half of 2022, with investments of around R$ 8.63 billion.
Thus, the seventh round now has a block formed exclusively by airports dedicated to executive aviation: Campo de Marte (SP) and Jacarepaguá (RJ). The idea is to attract a new profile of investors in the segment to the event, improve competition between airports and promote the development of the infrastructure of these terminals.
The 16 air terminals participating in the dispute were reorganized and will be offered in four lots to the private sector: one more than originally proposed. The adjustment is the result of negotiations between the President of the Republic, Jair Bolsonaro; the Minister of Infrastructure, Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas, and the governor of Rio, Cláudio Castro, with the objective of guaranteeing the model that best meets the public interest.
“This was an arrangement made by the Federal Government together with the government of the state of Rio de Janeiro, because we think that this way the competition will be fairer and we will evolve this modeling process within the debates that are being made”, said the minister, during an agenda with the President of the Republic in Rio de Janeiro.
Understanding that Minas Gerais airports have greater synergy with the terminals that originally formed part of the SP-MS-PA Block, the Uberlândia, Uberaba and Montes Claros (MG) airfields were relocated to this lot.
The change also meets the wishes of authorities, leaders and representatives of civil society in Rio de Janeiro, since the Santos Dumont airport (RJ) will now form a single block. The terminal concession proposal is still under discussion in a working group led by the Ministry of Infrastructure (MInfra) and the government of Rio de Janeiro. The North Block II of the seventh round was not altered.
Check out how the new composition of the blocks turned out:
Block SP/MS/PA/MG: Formed by the airports of Congonhas/SP, Campo Grande/MS, Corumbá/MS, Ponta Porã/MS, Santarém/PA, Marabá/PA, Carajás/PA, Altamira/PA, Uberlândia/MG , Uberaba/MG and Montes Claros/MG. The planned investment is R$ 5.889 billion. Initial grant: R$ 255 million.
General Aviation Block: Integrated by the airports of Campo de Marte (SP) and Jacarepaguá, in Rio de Janeiro, the lot has R$ 560 million in planned investments. Initial grant: R$ 138 million.
North Block II: Formed by the air terminals of Bélem/PA and Macapá/AP, it has R$ 875 million in planned investments. Initial grant: R$ 57 million.
Santos Dumont Block: Formed only by the Santos Dumont airport (RJ), it is expected to invest R$ 1.3 billion. Initial grant: 731 million.
The reorganization of the blocks of the seventh round will be forwarded to the Federal Audit Court (TCU), which has already started the analysis of the original proposal of this which is the last round of airport concessions promoted by the Federal Government.
Since 2019, the Ministry of Infrastructure has held 34 successful airport auctions, which have so far attracted BRL 9.6 billion in private investments to improve the terminals granted to the private sector.
With information from the Ministry of Infrastructure
Infrastructure, Traffic and Transport


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