FIFA 2014 World Cup
Preparations for the World Cup
Construction works progress and the government invests in training professionals
BRASIL PREPARES FOR THE WORLD CUP
Civil works are in progress in all host cities, whether in stadiums, urban mobility, ports, airports or expansion of the hotel chain. Service to tourists, both domestic and foreign, will be enhanced through training courses and the qualification of professionals from different sectors of tourism.
Civil Works - 102 projects will be implemented to prepare the 12 host cities for the 2014 World Cup, of which five have already been completed: Operations Modules (OM) in the Airports of Campinas, Cuiabá and Porto Alegre; Passenger Terminal 4 and expansion and revitalization of the runways of Guarulhos Airport.
• Another 41 are in progress;
• 15 are in the phase of contract signing and are expected to start in the first half of 2012;
• 24 are under bidding;
• 17 are ready for bidding or in project preparation.
52 projects planned
The first projects started works in June 2010 (Belo Horizonte) and the last ones will be completed in May 2014 (Manaus and São Paulo).
Caixa, the Brazilian federal savings bank, will finance 41 projects, with a total contribution of R$6.6 billion. BNDES, Brazilian development bank, is financing mobility projects in Cuiabá and Rio de Janeiro (access to Pantanal Arena and Transcarioca Bus Rapid Transit, respectively), totaling R$1.29 billion.
31 projects planned
All civil works will be completed by April 2014. The concession contract for the airport of São Gonçalo do Amarante (RN) was signed in November 2011, under the new airport management model. The auctions for the concession of the airports of Brasília, Campinas and São Paulo (Guarulhos) were held in February 2012.
The first phase of civil works in ports for the 2014 World Cup started in November 2011, at the Port of Recife, and in February 2012, in Fortaleza. Four other projects are under bidding - Natal, Salvador, Santos and Rio de Janeiro - and the project for the Port of Manaus is in the preparation phase.
All stadiums are under construction or remodeling. The first civil works began in January 2010 (Phase 1 - Belo Horizonte) and the last ones will be completed by December 2013 (Natal and São Paulo).
Of the R$3.36 billion in BNDES financing, R$782 million have been disbursed, benefiting the eight stadiums that have signed contract with the Bank. Funding for Curitiba and São Paulo are being analyzed. Brasília will not request funding. For the stadium in Porto Alegre, a contract was signed with the construction company on March 19, 2012, allowing the resumption of the works, and the request for BNDES financing is under analysis.
TRAINING FOR BETTER TOURIST SERVICES
PRONATEC Copa will train professionals of various tourism activities
Courses along the lines of the Technical Education and Employment Program (Programa Nacional de Acesso ao Ensino Técnico e Emprego - PRONATEC) will be offered to professional in 32 tourism-related activities in the 12 World Cup host cities and another 12 destinations defined by the Federal Government as inducers of tourism - Iguassu Falls; Gaucho Highlands; Wine Route (RS); Florianópolis; Historic Cities of Minas Gerais; Wetlands of Pantanal, in Mato Grosso; Maceió; Aracaju; Belém; Route of Emotions (MA, PI, CE); Gaucho Border Cities; and Santos and surroundings.
Organized in partnership with System S and federal technical schools, the courses benefit professionals such as kitchen assistants, waiters, chamber maids, masters of ceremonies, receptionists and travel agents among others. Foreign language courses will also be offered.
Courses begin on April 16 and registrations will be open from April 2 at www.pronateccopa.turismo. gov.br. The courses are organized by student schooling level, and to register professionals are required to inform their document number or that of the company they work for, which should be registered in the Ministry of Tourism’s registry of tourism service providers.
A total of 80,000 places will be offered in the first phase of the program. Another 160,000 will be offered in 2013 and 2014, totaling 240,000 places.
Taxi drivers will also be trained for the World Cup
Taxi drivers throughout Brazil may attend foreign language (English and Spanish) and entrepreneurship courses. The Taxista Nota 10 (A+ taxi driver) project will offer free distance learning classes. The project was created by the Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service (Serviço Brasileiro de Apoio às Micro e Pequenas Empresas – SEBRAE) in partnership with the National Transport Confederation (Confederação Nacional do Transporte – CNT), the Social Transport Service (Serviço Social do Transporte – SEST) and the National Transport Training Service (Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem do Transporte – SENAT). The goal is to train 80,000 taxi drivers in the next two years.
The course in entrepreneurship will provide information on topics such as vehicle maintenance, economic driving and tourist attractions. In the foreign language course, professionals will learn a vocabulary custom tailored to the day-to-day life of drivers. Trained taxi drivers will receive a sticker identifying them as a Taxista Nota 10 to be displayed on the vehicle.
Those interested may apply at SEST, SENAT and SEBRAE units across the country or through the SEBRAE call center (0800 570 0800) or CNT (0800 728 2891).