Cat® Brightens Future of 3,441 Municipalities in Brazil

Thousands of municipalities in Brazil are receiving new Cat® equipment as part of the country's Growth Acceleration Program
Aug 7, 2014 1:00 PM ET

The future is looking brighter for 3,441 municipalities in Brazil after receiving new Cat® equipment. Several thousand Cat motor graders and backhoe loaders were purchased by the Brazilian government in 2013 and provided to municipalities with a population of less than 50,000, as part of the country's Growth Acceleration Program (PAC2). The machines will help improve cities by building and maintaining roads, which in turn will improve the flow of agricultural products between local farmers and bigger cities.

"These machines are extremely important to our region," says the mayor, whose municipality has more than 3,500 kilometers of dirt roads. "A road in good condition contributes to the sustainability of the families who live here because they can generate food for their own consumption, as well as generate an income."

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