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Eike Batista - Brazil's wealthiest man builds a super-port

Brazil has one of the world's fastest-growing economies. The new super-port of Açu, 200 kilometers north of Rio de Janeiro, is being built as a symbol of this boom. The developer is the investor Eike Batista, CEO of the Grupo EBX holding company.

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He wants to export oil from the port in tankers his concern builds at its own shipyard on site. He plans to build a whole city in Açu for the workers. The city - Cidade X - is envisioned as home for 250,000 people. Report by Joachim Eggers.