|Project Details||Bahia Oeste Railway starts from Figueirópolis (Tocantins state) to Ihéus (Bahia state) encompassing circa of 1500km. The influence area covers 12 municipalities in Tocantins, 34 in Bahia and 1 in Goiás.|
The main objectives with the railway are, among others: to establish more economic alternatives to long distance loading transportation; favour multimodal options; and to connect the brazilian railway roads.
There is an estimation of generating 650 direct jobs per each 100km of building infrastructure and 1950 indirect jobs.
The main benefits, among others, would be to reduce transportation costs of grains, alcohol and minerals; increase the agroindustry production in the region; reduce the polluents emission; reduce the accidents rate on the highway roads.
In late 2016 it was reported that the Chinese government proposed to Brazil creating a binational state-owned company that would build the 1,527 km West-East Integration Railroad (Fiol), in a model that could be replicated in other Chinese investments in Brazilian rail transport. According to Transportation Minister Maurício Quintella Lessa, the Michel Temer government will study the proposal. Valec, a state-owned company, holds the Fiol concession and has already invested 4 billion reais (1.1 billion euros) in the project. (Source: https://www.railwaypro.com/wp/brazil-china-proposes-binational-company-for-rail-project/).
|Project Area (in hectares)||1.527 km (railway)|
|Level of Investment (in USD)||2,022,808,206|
|Type of Population||Rural|
|Potential Affected Population||1,6 million inhabitants (influence area)|
|Company Names or State Enterprises||VALEC Engenharia, Construcoes e Ferrovias S.A. (VALEC) from Brazil - VALEC is the company responsible for the railway construction|
|Relevant government actors||Ministry of Transports|
Public Prosecutor's Office (Ministério Público Federal ); Conselho de Infraestrutura da Federação das Indústrias da Bahia (Fieb);
|International and Financial Institutions||Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES) from Brazil|
Agencia Nacional de Transportes Terrestres (ANTT) (ANTT) from Brazil - Investor
|Environmental justice organisations and other supporters||Movimento Pela Soberania Popular na Mineração (MAM) http://mamnacional.org.br/|
Comissão Pastoral da Terra
Sindicato dos Trabalhadores Rurais