Published on 08/09/2021 5:47 PM Updated on 08/09/2021 7:04 PM
Balance sheet includes small, medium and large actions in the areas of mobility, regional and urban development, sanitation, water security and civil defense. Total investments in completed, resumed and continued works reach R$ 4.26 billion
Brasília (DF) – The Ministry of Regional Development (MDR) ended the first six months of 2021 with 2,100 works delivered in all regions of the country, which represents an average of 11.5 per day. The actions, which contributed to the maintenance and creation of 1.5 million direct, indirect and induced jobs, cover all areas of activity of the Ministry: mobility, regional and urban development, sanitation, water security, housing and civil defense.
During this period, the MDR executed a total of BRL 4.26 billion to complete, resume and continue structuring works, with BRL 3.16 billion from the General Budget of the Union (OGU) and BRL 1.1 billion from the Fund of Guarantee of Time of Service (FGTS).
"The results show that we are on the right path to fulfill our mission, which is to reduce inequalities in such a diverse country. And this reduction involves regional development, the formulation of public policies that can boost the economy and raise the social level of the population , offering basic services, such as sanitation and housing," declared the Minister of Regional Development, Rogério Marinho.
More access to housing
Within the Federal Government's housing policy alone, 191.7 thousand houses were delivered from January to June, of which 14,700 were destined to families with monthly income of up to R$ 2 thousand. In addition, 176.9 thousand new units were contracted, which should benefit approximately 707.6 thousand people. The MDR also resumed construction of 1.8 thousand units, which will benefit low-income families.
In line with President Jair Bolsonaro's determination not to stop construction work, the MDR released R$ 137.6 million in these first six months to ensure the continuity of actions linked to the Casa Verde e Amarela Program. Another measure taken by the Federal Government to guarantee the completion of the interventions and avoid wasting public money was to determine the contracting of insurance for the construction of new homes and rules for the location of homes. The aim is to avoid projects far from the center and urban infrastructure.
Also in the first half, ten Pró-Moradia projects were approved for 2021. The program has R$ 1 billion available to finance the projects. The Federal Government expects that 34 operations will be carried out in 2021, which represents R$ 634.2 million.
More water for the Northeast
In the Water Safety area, 24 projects received R$439 million in investments, the majority – R$ 435 million – in the Northeast region, where the Federal Government is committed to offering more dignity and quality of life to the population.
One of the highlights was the inauguration of section IV of the Canal do Sertão Alagoano (photo on the right). The project benefits more than 113,000 residents and small rural producers in the region of São José da Tapera, in Alagoas. Sections I to III of the Canal already benefited 228 thousand inhabitants of Alto Sertão, in addition to more than 500 collections registered for agricultural producers, cattle raising activities and rural communities.
In May, the MDR announced investments for the implantation of 1,065 wells and 2,656 cisterns in 238 municipalities of Alagoas, Bahia, Ceará, Maranhão, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Piauí, Rio Grande do Norte and Sergipe. The Federal Government also resumed the Emergency Potable Water Distribution Program in the Brazilian Semiarid Region (Operação Carro-Pipa), an emergency action aimed at serving the population suffering from drought in rural areas. Coordinated by the Army, the program currently serves nine states.
Rogério Marinho emphasizes that federal investments directly impact the possibility of economic development in the most vulnerable regions. “With the capacity that the Northeast will have for water supply, there will certainly be more intensive development in that region, generating all sorts of benefits, including the installation of industries, commerce, water treatment, sewage and solid waste. In short, tools that will allow for the integrated growth of the region”, he explains.
Expansion of sanitation services
In just the first six months of this year, the MDR directly contributed or authorized the contracting of financing of R$ 940.8 million for projects in the sanitation sector in 20 states and the Federal District. Of the total, R$ 243.9 million correspond to transfers made through resources from the General Budget of the Union (OGU). little more