Expert says Marco das Ferrovias can contribute to the recovery of GDP

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The appreciation of the Legal Framework of railways by the plenary of the Chamber, which was initially scheduled for the last Thursday (9), should take place this Monday (13).

The postponement, last week, was due to lack of agreement for the approval of the project.

In an interview with CNN, Matheus de Castro, an infrastructure specialist at the National Confederation of Industry (CNI), said that “the text will benefit the railway sector, will attract investment and allow the transport matrix to move towards balance.”

According to Castro, the project is favorable for approval.

“The timing is very opportune and it is important that this project goes to vote as soon as possible.”

The specialist points out that today the country has a rail network of 30 thousand kilometers and more than 10 thousand kilometers of these railroads are not used or are idle.

It’s the Bill of Law (PL) “It will allow more private investments to reach the sector and this network can, in fact, not only be used more, but also renewed and expanded”, he said.

Matheus Castro explained that it is very important that the PL is approved because we will have the “infrastructure contribution to the resumption of the Gross Domestic Product (START), through investment, job creation, in construction and with more cargo being moved on the railroads.”

In addition, he comments that in addition to the expansion of new railroads, the PL could pave the way for the renovation of idle grids.

“Most of the stretches need heavy investments to become operational, but other stretches that, with an investment in modernization and some adaptation, become usable again.”

The expert explains that of the 30,000 kilometers available on the Brazilian road system, a good part is below international quality, even in comparison with countries similar to ours, with Argentina e Mexico. “And it’s this stretch that really needs to be modernized.”

Even so, he highlights that the PL foresees countless destinations for the stretches that are idle or abandoned.

“They can have cultural or passenger destinations. Removing the moorings will benefit the entire system, such as passenger transport, for example”, he concludes.

Reference: CNN Brasil

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