The Federal Government, through the Ministry of Tourism (MTur), maintains a series of actions aimed at structuring national destinations for the proper reception of visitors. There are 3,191 contracts for tourism infrastructure works signed with states and municipalities across the country, which result in R$ 3.4 billion invested in actions such as refurbishing waterfronts, parks and squares, among others.
This is the case, for example, in Maceió (AL), where an investment of R$ 16 million from the MTur provides advances in the construction of Ecovia Norte. The road will connect the airport in the capital of Alagoas to the north coast of the state, in order to enhance the beauty of Costa dos Corais. In Porto Velho (RO), the agency invests R$ 3.5 million in the infrastructure of the Madeira-Mamoré Railroad tourist complex, one of the main attractions of the capital of Rondônia.
The Minister of Tourism, Gilson Machado Neto, reaffirms his commitment to completing works that improve the national tourism potential and contribute to generating employment and income. “(...) we remain firm in preparing our destinies for the resumption. This Government prioritizes the management of public money, the taxpayer. This is what we do on a daily basis, delivering works abandoned by previous administrations”, he emphasizes.
In Cambará do Sul (RS), MTur invests R$9.5 million in paving the access to Serra Geral National Park, a scenario of unique natural beauty. Barra do Garças (MT), in turn, which attracts tourists to riverside tourist attractions, has R$3.1 million from the agency to revitalize the shore of the Garça River. In the city of Guarapari (ES), R$ 1.2 million was earmarked for the construction of a boardwalk on the edge of Praia de Meaípe, one of the most sought after in the region.
The Ministry of Tourism's works are preferably carried out in municipalities that appear on the Brazilian Tourism Map, a tool of the Tourism Regionalization Program (PRT) that guides the application of public resources in destinations that adopt tourism as an investment strategy and alternative to economic return. The funds come from the body's own budget and from parliamentary amendments presented to the Ministry.
In the first half of this year, the Ministry of Tourism delivered 358 works of tourist infrastructure to the population from the north to the south of the country. The projects were the result of an investment of R$ 208.1 million, which enabled the generation of more than 4,500 jobs in the sector. In 2020, the MTur invested a record amount of R$1 billion in tourism infrastructure projects, which ensured the completion of approximately 980 works throughout the country.
With information from the Ministry of Tourism