The government of Rio Grande do Sul signed this Thursday, February 1st, a contract for Infra SA, a state-owned company linked to the Ministry of Transport, to prepare the State Logistics and Transport Plan (Pelt). In practice, this means that Infra SA will be responsible for planning the future of the transport infrastructure sector in the State, with a focus on attracting investment, increasing the competitiveness, efficiency and sustainability of the logistics network.
The contract provides for the federal state company to deliver to the government an accurate and up-to-date diagnosis of the conditions of Rio Grande do Sul’s logistics network.
Pelt-RS will also identify strategic projects for the state of Rio Grande do Sul, including preliminary assessments on the economic viability for concessions and public-private partnerships of infrastructure assets such as highways, railways, waterways and ports.
The work is expected to be completed within 18 months after the start of activities.
During the contract signing ceremony, the CEO of Infra SA, Jorge Bastos, highlighted that Pelt will enable greater assertiveness and efficiency in the allocation of resources destined for the transport sector.
According to Bastos, the methodology used by Infra SA will also identify projects capable of increasing the efficiency of the State’s transport matrix. ‘Pelt brings predictability about the future of the transport network. This is essential for the private sector to participate in the development of infrastructure with essential investments to finance important works,’ he stated.
In addition to the contract with RS, Infra SA is preparing the Minas Gerais Pelt, according to the contract signed in November last year. Previously, he carried out the same work for the government of Rondônia, with a diagnostic document delivered in May last year.