BNDES discloses the high-speed train technical study in August
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – BNDES intends to disclose the outcomes of the technical studies on the preliminary 550 kilometer-long arrangement for the high-speed train (TAV) Rio de Janeiro – São Paulo – Campinas.
BNDES, as the coordinator of technical studies for the implementation of the project, proposes that the train connects the international airports of Rio de Janeiro (Antonio Carlos Jobim Airport), São Paulo (Cumbica Airport) and Campinas (Viracopos Airport), and at least two intermediate stops, between São José dos Campos (state of São Paulo) and Volta Redonda (state of Rio de Janeiro).
The arrangement consists of basic information to guide studies and analyses of potential bidders for the high-speed train bidding.
The Vice President of BNDES, Armando Mariante, and the director of infrastructure, Wagner Bittencourt, received on Monday 30 june 2008, a Japanese governmental delegation. The group was leaded by the Vice Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan, Midori Matsushima. The governmental delegation was assigned to ratify the interest of Japan in participating in the high-speed train bidding process, from the concession of the service to supply of equipment. Japanese companies can participate in the bid as soon as the request for proposals is issued.