Rio Begins Work on Massive Port Renovation

Ahead of the 2016 Olympics, the host city of Rio de Janeiro is embarking on a massive redevelopment plan in its decaying port area.
February 21, 2011, 7am PST | Nate Berg
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The $4.8 billion renovation is aiming to remake the port into the city's most modern neighborhood.

"The action will completely revamp an area of five million square meters and is the most ambitious of a series of projects.

The port area, which includes walking distance of downtown Rio, used to be one of city's most important regions.

However, since the main docks were moved decades ago to another spot of the Guanabara Bay, the region entered a sharp decaying process, as it happened in several other port cities worldwide."

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Published on Sunday, February 20, 2011 in Xinhua
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