September 8, 2008
Brazil to Privatize Two Airports to Ease Air Traffic Congestion
Brazil to privatize two airports to ease air traffic congestion
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- Brazil's Defense Minister Nelson Jobim announced on Friday that Rio's two state-owned international airports, Tom Jobim and Campinas Viracopos, are to be privatized in a bid to ease air traffic congestion.
The privatization process is to start next year, Jobim added.
He also said a new private airport is set to be built in Sao Paulo metro area.
Rio state's Governor Sergio Cabral Filho said the enlargement move will benefit Rio's bid to host the 2016 Olympic Games.
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