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Brazil to build $16.5 billion high-speed rail linking Rio and Sao Paulo

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Are Brazil’s infrastructure plans too big for reality? This is the project’s second go-around after original bidders were unwilling to meet government stipulations in 2011.

— Samantha Shankman

Brazil has revived its proposed BRL33bn ($16.5bn) high-speed railway project that would link Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. The 317 mile high-speed rail line will connect the cities of Sao Paulo, Campinas and Rio de Janeiro with scheduled completion in 2018.

The bidding process for the project will be divided into two phases which include a public consultation phase, allowing people to offer their suggestions by 24th September and bidding phase.

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