Growth Acceleration Plan 2
Investments in infrastructure gather speed and contribute to Brazil’s continued development
The pace of implementation of the Growth Acceleration Program 2 increased by 136% in the second half of 2011 in relation to the six previous months. Until the end of 2011, R$ 204.4 billion had already been executed, 21% of the total estimated for the 2011-2014 period.
Compared to the first year of implementation the Growth Acceleration Program 1 in 2007, payments and commitments to pay using funds from the General Federal Budget (Orçamento Geral da União - OGU) were also sped up.
The amount of R$ 28 billion (including funds disbursed by the My House, My Life program) paid at the end of 2011 represents an increase of 284% over 2007.
Considering the value of projects implemented under the Transportation, Energy, Urban Mobility, Electricity for All and Water Resources axes:
• 7% of the projects have been completed.
• 83% of the projects are being implemented at an appropriate pace.
Works completed in 2011 accounted for investments of R$ 142.8 billion, R$ 127 billion of which in that year, representing 17.9% of what had been scheduled to be completed by 2014. The following achievements deserve special mention:
• Urbanization in 420 precarious settlements.
• 628 km in highways, involving investments of R$ 6.1 billion.
- This total figure includes the duplication of portions of the BR-262 (Minas Gerais) and BR-070 (Goiás) highways; construction of portions of the BR-158 (Mato Grosso) and BR-359 (Mato Grosso do Sul) highways; improvements in the BR-020 (Federal District) and BR-450 (Federal District) highways; and construction and paving of portions of the BR-364 (Acre), BR-242 (Tocantins), BR-163 (Pará/Mato Grosso), BR-359 (Mato Grosso do Sul) and BR-158 (Mato Grosso) highways.
• Eight port works, including dredging of the Itajaí and São Francisco do Sul (Santa Catarina), Suape (Pernambuco) and Rio de Janeiro ports.
• 10 airport works, including expansion of the Guarulhos and Campinas (São Paulo), Vitória (Espírito Santo), Goiânia (Goiás), Cuiabá (Mato Grosso) and Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul) airports.
• Entry into commercial operation of the Estreito (Maranhão/Tocantins) and Dardanelos (Mato Grosso) hydroelectric power plants and of the Mangue Seco (Rio Grande do Norte) 1, 2, 3 and 5, Cerro Chato I, II, III and Fazenda Rosário (Rio Grande do Sul) wind plants.
• Over 2,264 kilometers of electricity transmission lines, connecting power plants to electricity-consuming centers.
• 2,823 megawatts have been added to the Brazilian energy system and 247,000 families have been added to those served with electricity under the Electricity for All program.
• Commercial exploitation of 11 oil fields has begun:
- Mexilhão offshore field, which Petrobrás is exploiting in the Santos Basin, and ten onshore fields in the Potiguar, Sergipe-Alagoas and Espírito Santos basins.
• 10 water resources projects have been completed. Water supply systems have been implemented in 58 localities. In addition, 31 sewage systems have been built and 214 urban areas are now served with piped water.
• 215 sanitation and 13 drainage works have been completed, entailing total investments of R$ 109.4 million.
WORKS THROUGHOUT BRAZIL AT A GOOD PACE
• 3,071 km of railways are under construction, including, particularly, 1,298 km of the North-South railway, 874 km of the Transnordestina railway and 260 km of the Ferronorte railway.
• Improvements are being implemented in 6,860 km of highways, 746 km of which started in 2011.
• Apart from works in the São Francisco and Tietê rivers, 19 waterway terminals are being built.
- A project to expand navigation spans (space between the pillars of bridges to allow passage of vessels) in the Tietê river is well under way in the SP-425 and SP-333 highways, at 73% and 85% completion, respectively.
- In the São Francisco river, 21% of the dredging of six critical points was completed in 2011, fulfilling the target set for that year.
• 236 exploratory wells began to be drilled in the pre-salt and post-salt layers.
• 85 works are under way, which will increase Brazil’s eletricity-generating capacity by 29,566 MW: 13 hydroelectric plants, 34 thermoelectric plants, 30 wind plants and eight small hydroelectric plants.
- A significant portion of that capacity will be ensured by the Belo Monte power plant being built in Pará state, which is considered the largest power generation project under construction worldwide, with 11,233-MW capacity.
• 23 electricity transmission lines are being built, totaling 9,819 km and 27 transformer substations.
• In the area of refining and petrochemistry, special mention should be made of the building of the Abreu e Lima Refinery (state of Pernambuco), which has reached 50% completion.
Virtually all the selected projects have been contracted:
• 99% of 2,105 Basic Health Care Units (UBS) have been contracted and 117 Emergency Care Units (Unidades de Pronto Atendimento - UPA) have been selected;
• 91% of the 1,507 selected day care centers and preschools have been contracted, totaling 1,414 units;
• 91% of 1,421 selected sports courts have been contracted;
• 351 municipalities have been selected in 27 states for building Sports and Culture squares.
• Sewage, solid waste, integrated sanitation and institutional development projects are being implemented in 1,800 Brazilian municipalities in the first stage of the PAC program, involving investments of R$ 25.1 billion.
• Other construction projects amounting to R$ 9.9 billion have been selected, with R$ 6.4 billion already contracted, benefiting 1,621 municipalities in all states.
90% of all construction and upgrading projects for precarious settlements have been contracted from a total of R$ 9 billion worth of selected projects.
• In 393 municipalities, works are under way for improving housing units and water supply, sewage treatment, drainage and lighting systems, as well as roads and social facilities like kindergartens, schools and parks.
• Among these, special mention should be made of an urbanization project being implemented in the Camaçari River Basin (state of Bahia); in the São José neighborhood in the Lower Jaguaribe river basin in João Pessoa (state of Paraíba); on the banks of the Franceses creek in Manaus (state of Amazonas); and in the Estrada da Saudade neighborhood in Petrópolis (state of Rio de Janeiro).
Apart from these new works, other ones amounting to R$ 19 billion were contracted in the first stage of the PAC to be implemented in the following sites:
• Complexo do Alemão (Rio de Janeiro), which is at 84% completion;
• Urbanization on the banks of the Arrudas stream for people resettled there under a project designed to improve conditions in the region, comprising the municipalities of Contagem and Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais), at 76% completion, and reurbanization of the Vila São José community in Belo Horizonte, at 64% completion;
• Works at the Vila do Mar in Fortaleza (state of Ceará), which are 54% completed;
• In São Paulo city, works are under way in the Heliópolis and Paraisópolis communities and in the Billings and Guarapiranga dams, all of which are more than half completed.
Other Construction Projects
• Slope retention works amounting to R$ 608.3 million have been contracted to be implemented in 122 sites in 72 municipalities in ten states.
• Under the Water in Urban Areas axis, projects amounting to R$ 2 billion have been contracted among selected projects totaling R$ 3.6 billion.
Subway projects have been selected to be implemented in Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais), Salvador (Bahia), Curitiba (Paraná), Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul) and Fortaleza (Ceará), involving investments of R$ 13.65 billion to improve public transportation in those capitals.
Implementation of Line 2 was announced in November 2011, with an estimated investment of R$ 3 billion - R$ 1.6 billion from the Federal Government (R$ 1 billion from the General Federal Budget and R$ 600 million in funding) and R$ 1.4 billion as counterpart funding.
• It will be a surface subway connecting the Bonocô Avenue to the Salvador Airport, with a length of 20.5 km extending over 15 districts.
• It will be connected to the subway line about to be completed through the Bonocô Station, allowing passengers to reach the Lapa district through the Arena Fonte Nova stadium area.
Federal Government support to implementing the East line was announced in February for a total planned investment of R$ 3.034 billion, R$ 2 billion of which will be made available by the Federal Government (R$ 1 billion from the General Federal Budget and R$ 1 billion in funding) and R$ 1.034 billion will be the state’s counterpart funding.
• It will connect the downtown area of Fortaleza to the Edson Queiroz district, involving a length of 12.45 km (11.1 km of which underground), and will also be connected to the South Line (in the final stages of construction) and to the West Line (Diesel LRV) through the Xico da Silva central station.
• The East Line will be cut by the Parangaba-Mucuripe stretch (LRV), a project under tender for the 2014 World Cup.
FLEET MODERNIZATION AND EXPANSION PROGRAM (PROGRAMA DE MODERNIZAÇÃO E EXPANSÃO DA FROTA - PROMEF)
Brazil currently has the fourth largest backlog of tankers in the world and ranks fifth in orders for ships in general. The Brazilian shipbuilding industry employs almost 60,000 people directly.
TANKERS - MAIN RESULTS
The Celso Furtado ship, with a capacity of 48,300 deadweight tons, was delivered in November 2011. This ship will be used to transport petroleum and alcohol products such as gasoline and ethanol, diesel, naphtha and aviation kerosene (jet fuel) between states.
Brazil’s order backlog includes another 49 ships: 22 ships for the first phase of the program, all of which are under construction; and 26 ships for the second phase, 18 of which are being built.
SUPPORT VESSELS - MAIN RESULTS
• 58 projects completed
• 16 support vessels
• 17 platform supply vessels
• 23 cargo vessels
• 2 shipyards
• 168 new contracted projects