Lonely Planet Writer

Residents raise concerns over Rio harbour redevelopment plans

Rio harbour to undergo renovation before the 2016 Olympics.
Rio harbour to undergo renovation before the 2016 Olympics. Image by around the rings1992 / CC BY 2.0

The old harbour area of Rio de Janeiro is undergoing major redevelopment ahead of the 2016 Olympic games. $2.5 billion has been invested to update the area’s urban infrastructure and several corporate real estate projects have been slated for the area, including a project by Donald Trump. Local residents are voicing their concerns about the lack of residential projects and social needs such as sanitation and education. Read more: bbc.com