Leading Australian infrastructure firm Global Road Technology (GRT) has been contracted to build vital infrastructure for the 2014 Football World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.
GRT is working on several road building projects across Brazil valued at a total of $220 million USD, all aimed at enhancing the country’s infrastructure for both the global events.
GRT Chief Operating Officer Herman Allison explains the firm is perfectly positioned to help Brazil meet its infrastructure needs. Associated with both the private and public sectors on a number of projects across the country, GRT’s soil stabilisation and dust control products have been identified as a cost-effective, environment-friendly and safe solution that can quickly build new roads in remote areas as well as repair existing ones.
Comprehensive product testing by independent and government facilities were conducted to ensure GRT’s range of surfacing and stabilisation products would suit the demanding environment and harsh conditions. Following its selection, GRT opened an office in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia to manage its operation.
Newly appointed President of GRT Brazil, Mr Adelmir Santana underlines the importance of roads in Brazil, describing them as the lifeblood of communities and the economy. However, the road networks around Brazil currently are congested and require immediate rebuilding. GRT's polymer dust suppression and road stabilisation products provide the perfect solution as they can rebuild and repair existing networks in a cost-effective and timely manner.
GRT’s infrastructure projects in Brazil include canal projects along the San Francisco river system to help develop irrigation channels and road systems in Petrolina, situated in the northwest of the country; and the development of a 2000km road network along the Venezuelan border in the state of Roraima in the north.