Brazil to inaugurate new Antarctica research base, but funding worries persist

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Brazil’s Antarctica Base Brazil

Brazilian researchers in Antarctica have reason to celebrate, as the country is close to inaugurating a new state of the art scientific research base on King George Island. The project, costing just under USD 100 million and built by Chinese state-owned company CEIEC, is entering its final stages and is expected to be completed by the end of the month.

Nearly all of the physical structures have been built, and project commissioning tests are underway, with the new Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station expected to house researchers and Navy officers by the start of next summer.

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