Recife’s World Cup costs

While looking at the different projects undertaken for the World Cup in Recife, I came across a cost sheet (PT) which isn’t all-inclusive, though it covers most items. I’ve recreated it in English, to the best of my ability below (click to enlarge).

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All in all, 6 of the 19 total mobility projects for the World Cup in Recife are still under construction at this moment ¹. Those include: the North-South and East-West rapid bus lanes, the Cosme e Damião Integrated Terminal, the Via Mangue, the walkway connecting the metro to Recife’s Airport and the external section of the Cidade da Copa Extension.

The newspaper Estadão, back in February of this year, wrote ² about World Cup construction projects across Brazil and this is what they had to show for Recife (translated by me). As can be seen, they got it wrong where the East/West Rapid Bus Lane is concerned (because it’s still being worked on).

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And, by the way, the cost of the stadium: Arena Pernambuco | April 2013 | PPP | 532.6 Million

And if you’re wondering what the total cost is for all of Recife’s priority construction projects related to the World Cup, it’s R$1.4 billion ³. To put that in perspective, a Veja Abril article put the total cost of the World Cup in Brazil at R$30 billion while an Época Negócios article stated that the event will bring R$142 billion into the country.


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