The main highway in Mato Gorsso giving access to the ports in the North (Arco Norte) on the Tapajos and Amazon Rivers.
BR 163 before
BR 163 after
The BR 163 Map
The concession was won yesterday (8 July 21) by a group of companies from the State of Minas Gerais. The concession is for 10 years for the section of BR 163 in Mato Grosso running 1009 km from Sinop, MT to Mirituba, PA
BR 163 North is now paved to the Port of Miritituba lowering shipping cost by 11%. Now paved all the way from Mato Grosso to Santarém, PA.
Also used for transporting grains to the Ports of Paranaguá and Santos to the South.
BR 163 Near Lucas do Rio Verde
BR 163 North of Sinop prior to being paved.
BR 163 During harvest Foto: Hugo Harada / Gazeta do Povo