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DNIT to invest over US$4.9bn in highway repairs by 2013

Bnamericas Published: Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Brazil's national transport infrastructure department DNIT will spend 11bn reais (US$4.922bn) on highway restoration projects by end-2013, a DNIT spokesperson told BNamericas. "So far, tenders for maintenance works on 22,000km of roads have taken place and we are at the point of signing contracts," the spokesperson said, adding that another 10,000km of roadworks have yet to be tendered. The objective of the five-year road rehabilitation and maintenance program, known as Crema, is to hire companies to carry out maintenance works from 2009-13. The first phase of Crema involves highway maintenance works over a two-year period. This phase has a budget of 4bn reais, the spokesperson said.

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