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Public Policy Plan

The municipal, state and federal governments, plus the Public Olympic Authority (APO) and the Rio 2016 Committee are committed to delivering the Public Policy Plan – Legacy of the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics - and have as a common goal, increase the number of people benefitted by the Games.

On 16 April 2014, the list of 27 projects that are part of the Public Policy Plan was published. The document consists of 14 projects being conducted by the City Hall, 10 by the state administration and 3 by the federal government. The projects refer to infrastructure related construction works (including sport facilities) and public policies aimed at mobility, environment, urbanisation, education and culture, which are already underway and have in fact, been accelerated or made viable by the fact that the city is hosting the event.

The Public Policy Plan was updated on 25 April 2015. A year after the document was released significant advances have been made. All projects total R$ 24.6 billion, which represents a 2% variation in relation to the R$ 24.1 billion made public last year.

» See the integrated and updated table with all 27 projects

Municipal Government

Fourteen projects with investments in the order of R$ 14.34 billion

The private sector is undertaking the majority share of projects. From the total of R$ 14.34 billion, around 64% (R$ 9.17 billion) is being bankrolled by partnerships with the private sector. From the remaining value, around R$ 3.95 billion (28% of the total) is being invested by the municipality and R$ 1.22 (8% of the total) billion by the federal government. Projects conducted by the Rio de Janeiro City Hall focus on four main strategic areas: mobility, environment, urban renovation and social development.


Light Rail Vehicle (LRV)
Around 300 thousand passengers will directly benefit from the LRV. Integrated to other transport modes, like the metro, trains, ferries, BRT, conventional buses and the Providência cable car, the LRV will cover a 28 km stretch, with 32 stops.

BRT Transolímpica
The BRT Transolímpica will carry 70 thousand passenger per day and reduce travelling time between Barra and Deodoro in 54%. Stretching over 26 km (13km on an express way) and with 27 stations, the Transolímpica will connect to Transcarioca in Curicica, and with Transoeste in Recreido dos Bandeirantes, in addition to being integrated to SuperVia trains in Deodoro.

BRT Transoeste (Alvorada-Shopping Città América route and connection with Jardim Oceânico)
The BRT Transoeste was officially opened in June 2012 and ever since, has been transporting 190 thousand passengers a day. The express line, which connects Santa Cruz and Campo Grande to the Alvorada Terminal in Barra da Tijuca has reduced passengers’ travelling time in up to 50%. Currently, City Hall is extending the Transoeste line by building the route Alvorada-Shopping Cittá América and the connection with Jardim Oceânico to integrate with Metro Line 4. After this route has finished, the number of passengers that will benefit from the Transoeste will reach 230 thousand, the BRT extension will reach 59 km and the number of total stations or terminals will be 66.

Duplication of the Elevado do Joá
Works being done will improve access between the city’s Zona Sul and Barra da Tijuca. The project includes the building of two new roadways and two new tunnels that will run side by side to the ones currently in place. Stretching over 5km, these roadways will allow for an approximately 35% in increase in capacity. A cycle track will also be added to the already existing overpass.

Olympic Park Roadway
The project consists in urban improvements and in increasing Av. Embaixador Abelardo Bueno and all of the Av. Salvador Allende. In addition, the drainage system is expected to be implemented and the lighting in the area will be restructured. The BRT Transolímpica and Transcarioca will be connected.


Environmental Rehabilitation in the Jacarepaguá Basin
The project has been turning degraded spaces into re-urbanised areas, with pavements and leisure related structures. Around 350 thousand residents are being benefitted by this project, which will also reduce floods in the region.

Sewage system in Zona Oeste - Marangá River Basin
The implementation of the sewage system in planning area 5 is part of a City Hall 30 year concession contract. The sewage system related construction works for the Marangá River Basin is anticipated for the project's first stage, which will benefit 232 thousand residents from several areas of the region. Up until August 2016, most of the first stage will be concluded, which will supply for the needs of the Deodoro Sports Complex during the Games.

Urban Renovation

Porto Maravilha
Construction works at the Porto Maravilha are revamping the urban infrastructure at Rio’s port region, including transport and public services, in addition to preserving the area’s cultural characteristics. The project will revamp a 5 million m² area, 70 km of urbanised roads and roadways, and 4 tunnels will be built.

Flood Control at the Great Tijuca Area
The flood control programme consists of building five underground reservoirs for storing water, thus, reducing water flow and deviating the Joana River. The goal is to ensure that this river outflows independently, directly in Guanabara Bay, without overloading the Mangue Canal.

Urban renovation in the surrounding area of the Olympic Stadium
Re-urbanising the immediate surroundings of the stadium and building the Praça do Trem were part of the Responsibility Matrix, but as they were not sport facilities - which were addressed by the Matrix -, they were transferred to the Public Policy Plan - Legacy.

Dedoro Urban Area
The project consists of a set of interventions that include the revamping of a stretch on Av. Brasil, renovation of roads Arapuça and Tenente Serafim, as well as Av. Mal Alencastro, taking them up to Bairro-Maravilha standard. In addition, flat tarmac will be used in several roads, reaching a 382,948 m² area. Actions anticipated in the Deodoro Urban Area were in the first edition of the Responsibility Matrix, but as they are not sport facility related works, were transferred to the Public Policy Plan – Legacy.

Social Development

Four schools to be assembled from the Futuro Arena
After the Games, the Futuro Arena will be dismantled and transformed into four municipal schools, each able to cater for 500 students. Three in the Barra da Tijuca and Jacarepaguá region and another in São Cristovão.

» More information: Cidade Olímpica

State Government

Ten projects with investments in the order of R$ 10 billion

The ten projects being developed by the Rio de Janeiro state government add to a total of R$ 10 billion in investments, 86% of which (R$ 8.6 billion) is being bankrolled by state resources and R$ 1.4 billion (14%) by private funds.


Metro Line 4
Line 4 of the metro system will have six stations – Jardim Oceânico, São Conrado, Gávea, Antero de Quental, Jardim de Alah and Nossa Senhora da Paz – and will cover a 16 kilometre long stretch. The Metro link between Barra da Tijuca and Ipanema will be available to passengers in June 2016, in a testing stage, not operating in rush hour and with bigger intervals between trains, so that the final operational adjustments may be made. In July 2016, with the commercial operation of the new line in place, the same times as the other metro lines will apply and it will be possible to go from Barra to Ipanema in 13 minutes, and Barra to Centro in just 34 minutes. Commuters will be able to go from Pavuna to Barra da Tijuca paying for just the one fare. The total investment in the project is of R$ 8.79 billion, R$ 7.63 billion from the state government and R$ 1.16 billion from the Rio-Barra concessionaire.

Renovation of train stations
State government investments also include the renovation of six railway stations: São Cristóvão, Engenho de Dentro, Deodoro, Vila Militar, Magalhães Bastos and Ricardo de Albuquerque.  Private investments made by SuperVia come up to R$ 260 million.


Sustainability projects being developed by the state government are aimed at the Guanabara Bay, which will be used as a competition venue, as well as the lagoons in the Barra da Tijuca and Jacarepaguá regions, where most of the 2016 Games venues will be located. The total invested to improve the quality of the water will be of around R$ 929 million.

Guanabara Bay
Through the Baía Viva (Living Bay) Programme, ten eco-boats will be guided through a tide and wine monitoring system, used to reinforce the work done in collecting floating litter.  In addition, in a new stage of the eco-barriers, seventeen such structures will be remodelled and produced with more resistant material – able to stop a bigger quantity of litter reaching Guanabara Bay -. A litter collection service will be provided, and the garbage will be removed from the bay and taken to landfills in surrounding municipalities.

As part of the bay's depollution programme, a collecting channel is being built in Cidade Nova, which will collect sewage in the city centre area, in the Tijuca, Praça da Bandeira, Catumbi, Cidade Nova, Estácio and Rio Comprido neighbourhoods, directing it to the Alegria Treatment Station. The implementation of the collecting channel will greatly reduce the polluting load released into the Mangue Canal, which outflows into Guanabara Bay and thus, will improve water quality.

Barra and Jacarepaguá Lagoons
The initiative has the aim of environmentally restoring the Marapendi, Camorim, Tijuca and Jacarepaguá lagoons, as well as the Joatinga Canal. The project, which is being developed by the state environment secretariat, will conduct drainage and desilting services of the lagoons by building canals that will increase the water renewal capacity, as well as recovering mangroves and native vegetation.

The sanitation programme already underway for the Barra da Tijuca, Recreio and Jacarepaguá areas anticipates the implementation of sewage systems and pump stations, as well as directing sewage from the Olympic regions, Restinga de Itapeba and the surroundings of the Tijuca lagoon to the Barra Sewage Treatment Station. The sewage is also directed to the Barra underwater sea outfall, thus, dealing with the sewage generated by the increase in population in the region.

Federal Government

Investments in the order of R$ 264 million in three projects

The three projects conducted by the federal government in the Public Policy Plan – Legacy - prioritise sport related infrastructure in the city and the modernisation of the Brazilian Doping Control Laboratory (LBCD/LADETEC).

New LBCD facilities and procurement of new equipment

LBCD has been in operation since August 2014 in modern facilities, using new equipment and bigger staff. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) reaccredited the laboratory on 13 May in Montreal (Canada).

LBCD is one of the LADETEC laboratories, from the Chemistry Institute of the Rio de Janeiro Federal University (UFRJ) in Ilha do Governador. The new building houses LBCD and other LADETEC laboratories.

Having a laboratory that meets WADA standards, at the same level as the other 32 accredited labs, aids the goal of the Brazilian Doping Control Authority (ABCD) of ensuring that Brazilian sport is clean from doping. Indeed, this allows for a wide ranging education, prevention and detection programme to be implemented in the use of doping substances by our athletes.

The federal government is investing R$ 134 million in the building of the new LADETEC facilities. In addition to the building, the federal government has allocated another R$ 54 million for equipment, materials and LBCD’s operation.

Training facilities

The Ministry of Sport is building, refurbishing and equipping four venues that will be used for training at Games time. Investments in these facilities add up to R$ 76 million and will supply a structure for at least 12 sports: athletics, swimming, volleyball, football, water polo, weight lifting, hockey, synchronised swimming, rugby, sitting volleyball, modern pentathlon and 7-a-side football.

The following facilities are being refurbished and equipped: Air Force University (UniFA), Physical Education Centre Admiral Adalberto Nunes (Cefan), Air Force Club (Caer) in Barra da Tijuca and UFRJ's Physical Education and Sport School.

These facilities will represent an important renovation in the city’s sporting venues, increasing the number of places where high performance sports may be practiced. After the competitions, the structures will become part of the National Training Network that the Ministry of Sport is putting together throughout the country. Indeed, it is the biggest sport infrastructure renovation project in Brazil in over 50 years.

Other investments

In addition to investments in the doping control laboratory and training venues, anticipated in the Public Policy Plan, the federal government is investing R$ 1.2 billion in some legacy projects being conducted by City Hall.