Recife (Brazil), Nov 5 (EFE) .- The Brazilian Minister of Infrastructure, Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas, affirmed this Friday that it is “impossible” to develop the government’s ambitious concession program without including Spain, one of the great ones ” global players in the sector.
“It is impossible to make concessions and not include Spain. The connection between Brazil and Spain is historical,” the minister said in an interview with Efe, who begins a tour of Europe and Asia this Saturday, referring to Spanish participation in the program of privatizations and tenders advanced by the Government of President Jair Bolsonaro.
“Brazil has enormous appreciation for Spanish infrastructure operators, who are among the best ‘players’ in the world” and the country already has “positioned companies” such as Abertis, Acciona, Aena and others that are already operating in the Latin American giant, added the head of the infrastructure portfolio.
De Freitas indicated that for the next subway and highway line auctions throughout the country there is interest in having more Spanish companies join the bidding process, such as Sacyr, ACS and Ferrovial-Cintra.
“The Spanish companies never left the country, even in the worst crisis they suffered with us, but they never abandoned us and maintained their positions. There are many companies and all very important,” said the also military construction engineer.
De Freitas will lead a tour for an itinerant presentation of the “Super Infra”, between tomorrow and next Tuesday in Paris, and after the meeting with businessmen in the French capital the tour will continue its journey in Milan (Italy), on the 9th and 11th , and from 11 to 13 in Madrid (Spain).
The tour will conclude between November 13 and 17 in the United Arab Emirates, with meetings in Dubai and the capital, Abu Dhabi, which are also part of the official visit to that country by President Jair Bolsonaro.
In the United Arab Emirates, the focus of the meetings will be with the Sovereign Funds of Asian countries and participation in the Invest in Brazil Forum, parallel to Expo Dubai.
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