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Lower house to vote on fluvial ports for Araguaia-Tocantins waterway (Brazil)
Brazil's lower house is to vote on a plan to build six fluvial ports on the Araguaia-Tocantins waterway in Mato Grosso state, local paper DCI reported.


The waterway integrates one of the principal multimodal transport corridors in the country, joining the Norte-Sul railroad to the Belém-Brasília railway.


A provisory measure regarding the plan has been introduced by state house representative Wellington Fagundes of the center-right opposition party PR. The measure will be voted on by the lower house next week.


The plan also includes allocating federal funding for the maintenance of 14 highways in 14 states. The state governments have shown they are unable to properly maintain the roads, which total 14,000km, according to Fagundes.

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