Infraero has awarded a $24.5 million tender to a consortium for the refurbishment and expansion of Rio de Janeiro state's Macaé airport.
According to local newswire BNamericas, Brazil's national airport authority has awarded the contract to a three-company consortium comprised of construction firms CVS, Tejofran and CCI.
The tender – which is for the next two and a half years – calls for the consortium to build a new passenger terminal and support building at the gateway as well as a new car park and access road.
The project also includes renovating the airport's administrative building and updating its existing parking facility and airport apron.
Macaé Airport, which is located 4 miles from the city, handled 410,145 passengers in 2010.
Brazil is in the process of privatising a number of its airports in time for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games.
Just last month the government announced the terms and conditions for the auction of the international airports of Guarulhos, Campinas and Brasília.
Open to both the Brazilian and international private sectors, the public auction for all three airports will be held simultaneously on February 6 at the São Paulo Stock Exchange.
The bidding prices will begin at $1.84 billion for Guarulhos; $812 million for Campinas; and $315.2 million for Brasília.