Published on 06/04/2021 16h5
Starting this Wednesday (7), the Ministry of Infrastructure starts Infra Week, a week with a series of auctions for airports, ports and railroads on the B3 Stock Exchange. A total of 28 Federal Government assets will be transferred to the private sector. The contracts are expected to yield R $ 10 billion in investments in the coming years.
The first auction, on the fourth, will be for the concession of 22 airports to the management of the private sector. On the fifth, it will be the turn of the West-East Integration Railway, and on the sixth, five port terminals will be auctioned.
In an online lecture, this Tuesday (6th), to mark the opening of Infra Week, the Minister of Infrastructure, Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas, stated that this is the beginning of the biggest season of infrastructure auctions in the country.
“In one week, R $ 10 billion in contracted investments, which represent more than the annual budget of the Ministry of Infrastructure, investments that will make a difference in people's lives by providing better services. And in the lives of many parents who will have access to work, ”added the minister. "We are going to feel a strong economic repercussion of this in 2024, 2025, in 2026, when this investment is materializing."
In the fourth, 22 airports will be auctioned in the block model, totaling R $ 6 billion in investments. The minister recalled that this is the same number of terminals transferred in the previous five auction rounds to the private sector.
There will be three blocks, the North that provides R $ 1.4 billion, with the participation of airports such as Manaus (AM), Boa Vista (RR) and Tabatinga (AM). The Central Block, with R $ 1.8 billion, has terminals such as Teresina (PI) and Petrolina (PE). The Southern Block, on the other hand, has airports such as Curitiba (PR) and Londrina (PR), accounting for R $ 2.8 billion.
“Between 2019 and 2020, we already had R $ 17 billion in private investments made. And a very large number of jobs generated by this equipment that have already passed into the hands of the private sector ”, recalled the Minister of Infrastructure.
On Thursday, the auction at B3 will be for the West-East Integration Railway (Fiol). The auction of the first stretch of Fiol will inject R $ 3.3 billion in investment in the country's infrastructure. The contract has a duration of 35 years. The stretch is 537 kilometers long and connects Ilhéus (BA) and Caetité (BA).
With Fiol and other works on railroads in progress, a large West-East railway corridor will be created, similar to what exists in the North-South.
Friday ends the week with the auction of port terminals, four in the ports of Itaqui (MA) and the other in Pelotas (RS). There will be R $ 600 thousand of contracted investments.
These terminals are added to another 20 auctioned since 2019 and 69 private terminal contracts. In this sector alone, R $ 10 billion have already been contracted, according to the Ministry of Infrastructure.
The concession program transferred 41 assets to the private sector between 2019 and 2020, with R $ 44.3 billion in investments already contracted.
The Ministry of Infrastructure expects to reach the end of 2022 with the concession of more than 100 assets and the contracting of R $ 260 billion in infrastructure.