Railway Events : LatAM Rail Opportunities 2013 – Sao Paulo

LatAM Rail Opportunities 2013 – Sao Paulo ,  From: 05 Mar 2013  To: 06 Mar 2013  City: Sao Paulo

Brazil as one of the BRIC states is among the most dynamic rail markets in the world, also driven by the upcoming 2014 FIFA World games and 2016 Summer Olympics.

There are a lot of projects going on in Brazil.The big majority of them taking place in SĂŁo Paulo (nearly R$ 50 billion until 2018, with several new lines for MetrĂŽ SP and CPTM).

With Governemnt being encouraging by making historic investments in addressing the problem of time taken by people to move around large cities.

Latin America is witnessing huge developments in the rail industry

Latin America is on a fast track development with regards to infrastructure and development. Brazilian rail industry has witnessed a major boom in recent years, the primary reasons for which are the recent discovery of deep sea oil fields and Brazil hosting 2014 FIFA world cup and the 2016 Olympics.

The Government has launched various programs encouraging public-private partnerships thereby presenting opportunities to a lot of local and international players. Fleming Gulf will be organizing LatAm Rail Opportunities 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 5-6 March 2013 to discuss and debate on the prospects Latin American railroad industry holds.

Mario Dirani, Railway Infrastructure Director – Brazil at National Department of Transport Infrastructure (DNIT) who will be speaking on ‘updates on rail infrastructure development in Latin America’ shared his thoughts on major opportunities in the Latin America railroad industry. He stated, “Last August, President Dilma launched the Program of Investments in Logistics, with US$ 65 billions dedicated to roadways and railways. US$ 45 billions will be applied to construction/reconfiguration of 10,000 km of railways for the next 25 years. This program’s objective is to rescue railways as a logistic alternative, as well as to break the monopoly in offer of rail services, with an expected reduction of fares. The recently created state-owned company EPL – Empresa de Planejamento e LogĂ­stica, directed by Mr. Bernardo Figueiredo, will evaluate all these railway projects, to determine how can they be feasible, if by means of a concession to a private company to build an operate, or by means of a Public-Private Partnership”.

As reported on Rail.Co’s website, bidding for Rio – Sao Paulo high-speed rail line has been opened by Brazil’s National Transportation Agency (ANTT). The bid will cover operation and maintenance activities for the next 40 years. According to spanishrailwaysnews.com, Spanish railway technology is in huge demand in Venezuela, Mexico, Chile and Brazil. These developments are giving rise to new advancements in South America.

These developments and more will be discussed by speakers representing organizations like Metro Rio, Ministry of Planning-Brazil, London Underground, Via Quatro, Metro Sao Paulo, Moxa, Bechtel and Rail Development Corporation among others. Attend the conference to be a part of the developments in and around Brazil.

Latin American railways are on a sure track to progress. Be there at LatAm Rail Opportunities 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 5-6 March 2013 to witness the developments.

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