Brazil: Brazilian government seeks investors in Lisbon for large construction projects

28 October 2008

Lisbon, Portugal, 28 Oct – The Portuguese capital of Lisbon is one of the four European cities chosen by the Brazilian government as the venue for a road-show to publicise its Growth Acceleration Programme (PAC), according to news website Portugal Digital.

Experts from the Brazilian government are due to arrive in Lisbon on 3 November for a programme of meetings and presentations at the Lisbon Congress Centre.

As well as general presentations on the macroeconomic climate in Brazil and PAC, the programme includes specific presentation on projects that Brazil ahs in the sectors of railways (the high speed train between Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Campinas and the North-South railway), motorways, oil, natural gasand biodiesel, as well as electricity.

The initiative is being carried out by several Brazilian entities, such as the Bank for National Economic and Social Development (BNDES), the Ministry for Planning, Budget and Management, the Ministry for Foreign Relations and the Civil House of the Presidency.

In Portugal support for the Brazilian government road-show is being provided by business association AIP-CE – Associação Empresarial Portuguesa – Confederação Empresarial, by the Brazilian Embassy in Lisbon and the Luso-Brazilian chamber of commerce (CCILB).

As well as its stop-off in Lisbon, the road-show will travel to Madrid, London and Frankfurt. (macauhub)