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Old October 3rd, 2009, 10:23 PM   #61
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Rio de janeiro got 2016 Olympics. I just hope there will be several more development projects. I was worried if RdJ has any height limits and I don't know how much of the city is covered in slums MMJR, you said that 60% of RdJ is covered in slums. I just want to know the favela coverage in slum-heavy Rio.
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 10:49 PM   #62
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Jim is so worried about Rio....I┤m touched.
I don┤t know who told you such hilarious thing but, less than 20% of Rio┤s pop live in slums.
I think he was saying that Caracas city, in Venezuela has 60% os pop living in slums.. wasnt it?
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 11:27 PM   #63
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You mean exactly 20%.

Also, since RdJ got the Olympics, a bus rapid transit system will be constructed. Also, Rio's metro system currently has two lines, and four more lines are proposed (Lines 4 & 5 are still on drawing board and haven't been finalised yet).
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 11:51 PM   #64
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I hope they start soon. Here in Amsterdam it takes more than 10 years to build 1 metroline
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Old October 4th, 2009, 12:14 AM   #65
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You mean exactly 20%.
No, its about 16% to 20% of people living in slums..But living in slum doesnt mean that you are so much poor. Unfortunetally people have the worst view about latin america┤s slums and sometimes its not so bad as people outside here think it really is.
Anyway, about subway or transit I cant tell you about it cause I really don┤t know, but railway in Rio is really huge. Ill find someone who could answer your questions.
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Old October 4th, 2009, 12:49 AM   #66
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You mean exactly 20%.

Also, since RdJ got the Olympics, a bus rapid transit system will be constructed. Also, Rio's metro system currently has two lines, and four more lines are proposed (Lines 4 & 5 are still on drawing board and haven't been finalised yet).
ok, you're right, sorry for bad English, and we sao paulo curitiba, q has a network of transport in development, and extensive, but the Rio could win!

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wtf? ahahahahahah
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Old October 4th, 2009, 12:55 AM   #68
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I've been in Rio on January, i saw the "slums", teh had elecricity, water service, asphalted roads, rio's slums aren't like Indian or African slums.
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Old October 7th, 2009, 02:30 PM   #69
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Does anyone know the status of the high speed rail project from Sao Paulo to Rio? Is it still on hold?
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Old October 7th, 2009, 08:35 PM   #70
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Does anyone know the status of the high speed rail project from Sao Paulo to Rio? Is it still on hold?

The goverment said that is gonna be ready for the 2014 world cup.
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Old February 26th, 2010, 09:00 AM   #71
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Rio Sul Hotel - proposed project





Are there any other proposed hotels in RdJ other than this one?
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Old February 26th, 2010, 10:47 PM   #72
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Check out this article on developments in the centre of Rio
http://riotimesonline.com/news/rio-r...or-old-centro/
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http://brazil-weekly.com
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Are there any height restrictions for proposed buildings in Rio de Janeiro?
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Old May 15th, 2010, 08:31 PM   #74
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I Love the Sex and Music city The 2016 Summer Olympics will be the Best ever. Can not wait until the 5/8/2016
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I'm an licensed U.S. structural engineer thinking of relocated to Rio De Janeiro. Is there a lot of construction going on in Rio at the moment. How is the global economic situation effecting Rio. Is it realistic to think of moving there, learning the language, and getting a job as a structural engineer?
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Old June 10th, 2010, 03:55 PM   #76
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Structural Engineering Rio De Janeiro

I'm an licensed U.S. structural engineer thinking of relocated to Rio De Janeiro. Is there a lot of construction going on in Rio at the moment. How is the global economic situation effecting Rio. Is it realistic to think of moving there, learning the language, and getting a job as a structural engineer?
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Old June 10th, 2010, 04:03 PM   #77
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I'm an licensed U.S. structural engineer thinking of relocated to Rio De Janeiro. Is there a lot of construction going on in Rio at the moment. How is the global economic situation effecting Rio. Is it realistic to think of moving there, learning the language, and getting a job as a structural engineer?

The Brazilian economy is experiencing a good time and engineering construction are much demanded in all major cities.
I do not know the salaries where you are. In Rio de Janeiro, I believe that its possible to win up $ 60.000 a year. Take into consideration that the cost of living in Brazil is lower.
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Old June 10th, 2010, 04:16 PM   #78
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Thanks, that's great info. What about the language barrier? In your opinion do you think that I could get by in Rio with just English. until I learn the language? Do alot of the locals speek English?
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Thanks, that's great info. What about the language barrier? In your opinion do you think that I could get by in Rio with just English. until I learn the language? Do alot of the locals speek English?

In general, few people in Brazil speak English. Among middle and upper class the problem is minor.
In Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and other large cities, the scenario is as follows:.

In medium and large companies, at least part of the team will be people who speak English. But generally the language of everyday life will be Portuguese.
Only in large projects is common to use English, because there are often foreign companies participating. Or at the large multinationals, among the top management.

For everyday outside of work can be a little tricky. Usually you'll find people who speak English in hotels, airports, good restaurants and tourist areas. But at the neighborhood┤s trade is not common find people who speak English.
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I see. I will have to take a couple classes before I move permanently. I'm also considering RosettaStone.

I moved to Las Vegas, NV in 2004. The economy was booming here, but now in is in a major downturn.

Do you know the name's of the top structural engineering companies in Sao Paulo and Rio De Janeiro?
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