French construction giant Vinci has been awarded a 30-year concessions contract by the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil for seven airports in the country: Manaus, Porto Velho, Rio Branco, Bao Vista, Cruzeiro do Sul, Tabatinga and Téfé.
Vinci airports will work on operation, maintenance and modernisation of terminals and runways, and will ensure they comply with environmental policies.
Vinci says the development of Manaus (pictured), the third largest cargo airport in Brazil, will play a large part in the post-Covid economic recovery of the country.
Nicolas Notebaert, Vinci Airport’s president, said: "Our roadmap is clear: green airports for green growth.
"In this remote region where air transport is essential, Vinci Airports will make these airports more resilient, and eco-efficient, in order to sustain economic recovery in Brazil, while preserving the planet. We are eager to start operations, together with Brazilian authorities and local communities."
Image: Manaus airport (Portal da Copa/Jose Zamith/CC BY 3.0 BR)