Spending increases will boost road building in Brazil’s Parana State
First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
The authorities in the Brazilian state of Parana are working on plans to improve roads and related infrastructure. During the 2012-2013 financial year the state authorities will invest close to US$617 million to improve roads and related infrastructure.
The PERC state programme for road construction and maintenance has a budget of $415 million and is intended to improve road condition and boost safety. Around $202.4 million will be used to improve road surfaces, with $143 million being used for maintenance and recovery works, and $69.1 million going towards the maintenance of other road-related infrastructures.
Meanwhile, Brazil's Road Department (DER) is providing $9.6 million to improve safety, including with road signs. There are also projects for bridge restoration work and road patrols. All of these improvements should help to attract new investments to the state of Parana.