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Italian Economic Diplomacy 03 May: breaking news from around the world


The ECO-153 Consortium, set up by the Gavio Group’s company Ecorodovias and GLP X, has won the tender for a 35-year motorway concession in the state of Goias. The tender, promoted by the National Land Transport Agency (ANTT) and the Ministry of Infrastructure, concerns an 850 km long motorway system from Anapolis in Goias to Alianca in Tocantins.

According to the press release issued by Ecorodovias, the contract is consistent with the Group’s strategy to focus on its toll motorway concession business, strengthening its commitment to the sustainable growth of Brazil’s infrastructure. Considerable benefits are expected from the investment, which also includes the construction of a photovoltaic plant to supply energy, a modern WiFi road safety programme along the entire stretch, for communication between users and the customer service, as well as the creation of rest areas, with a final estimate of over 14,000 new jobs.

Ecorodovias currently manages ten motorway concessions and a port in eight Brazilian States and employs over 4,800 people. With this concession, the company will reach approximately 4,000 kilometres of motorways under its direct management, thus confirming its position as one of the main motorway operators in Brazil.