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Brazil plans $66bn infrastructure spending
Stimulus package to help nation build roads and airports for World Cup and Olympics.
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2012 05:23

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has unveiled a stimulus package of nearly $66bn.

It is aimed at improving the country's infrastructure as it prepares to host the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

The money, raised through public-private partnerships, will be used to build 8,000km of new roads and railways, as well as major investments in ports and airports.

Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher reports.

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