“It was clear to us that an increase of 9.5% and 10.5% was unbearable, but there are also contracts and responsibilities (...) and we tried to find a balanced solution that would allow for a smaller increase”, said Minister Pedro Nuno Saints.

From January 1st, toll rates will increase by 4.9% to be borne by users. Above this value, the government official specified, “2.8% will be the responsibility of the State and the remainder, up to 9.5% or 10.5%, will be borne by the concessionaires”.