Rio’s International Airport Seeking New Partners

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Representatives from the Rio-Galeão consortium, which administers Rio’s Tom Jobim International Airport, admitted it has engaged talks regarding the possibility of new investors entering the group to help pay this year’s R$930 million installment for the 25 year concession, according to local sources.

Government news agencies reported on Monday that the consortium’s president, Luiz Rocha and representatives from Changi International Airports (CIA) met with Brazil’s Finance Minister, Henrique Meirelles, in Brasilia to discuss options if one of the consortium’s partners, Odebrecht, leaves . . .

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