On the right path

2014 started full of promising prospects for the Brazilian building sector, and this positive feeling has become stronger with time. The Federal Government programme “Minha Casa, Minha Vida”, currently in its second phase, has been responsible for the considerable expansion in brickmaking as well as for the development of the building industry. Performed in partnership with states, municipalities and non-profit entities, the programme has already contracted the construction of 2.24 mill. houses in the whole country, with the forecast of reaching the target of 2.75 mill. houses by the end of...

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