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Advancing Cities: MDR authorized this year nearly R$110 million in financing for urban mobility actions
The Program has the objective of improving the quality of population displacements in urban environments. - Photo: Ministry of Regional Development
This year, the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Regional Development (MDR), authorized the contracting of R$ 109.4 million in financing for urban mobility works through the Advance Cities Program. Ten proposals from municipalities in Ceará, Goiás, Minas Gerais, Paraná, Piauí, Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina were approved. The resources come from the Employment Compensation Fund (FGTS).
"Investments in urban mobility projects provide a better quality of life for the population. And the Federal Government seeks to encourage states and municipalities to promote this type of initiative", says the Minister of Regional Development, Rogério Marinho. “Advanced Cities is an alternative for federative units to finance mobility actions. Enrollments can be made at any time", informs the minister.
The city of Itu, in the interior of São Paulo, will be able to hire the largest volume of resources. R$22 million will be used in road paving, installation of micro-drainage systems, public lighting, road signs, construction of bicycle paths and sidewalks with accessibility, traffic moderation measures and preparation of studies and projects.
For Cidade Ocidental (GO), up to R$ 18.9 million may be made available. The municipality of Goiás will use the resources in actions of paving and recapping of roads, installation of a rainwater drainage system and road signs, in addition to building sidewalks with accessibility and elaboration of projects. The interventions will benefit the Nápolis A and Nápolis B neighborhoods.
In Minas Gerais, Vespasiano will be able to count on R$ 16.7 million. The approved proposal foresees the implementation of the Via Expressa, which will connect the MG-10 Highway with Avenida Francisco Lima. These include paving services, micro-drainage, accessible sidewalks and road signs. It is also planned to build two bridges along this route and to implement measures to moderate traffic, contain slopes and install public lighting.
In turn, the municipality of Jaraguá do Sul (SC) will have access to R$ 15.6 million to be invested in paving urban roads, construction of accessible sidewalks, bicycle paths and bridges with accessible sidewalks, in addition to installation of road signs.
The municipality of Cachoeira do Sul, in Rio Grande do Sul, had a proposal of R$ 12.4 million approved for the execution of paving, micro-drainage, sidewalks with accessibility, resurfacing and road signs in several streets of the municipal headquarters.
Located in Paraná, the city of Almirante Tamandaré will be able to finance up to R$ 7.4 million for the paving of urban roads. Tianguá (CE) will have BRL 7.3 million for the qualification of roads with paving, sidewalks, drainage and signaling.
Another R$4.7 million in financing was authorized for Paulistana (PI). The amount will be allocated to paving services, micro-drainage, construction of sidewalks with accessibility, installation of public lighting, resurfacing of lanes and road signs in several streets in the city.
Also from Piauí, Demerval Lobão will have R$ 2.8 million for asphalt paving in the Centro and Vista Alegre neighborhoods and in cobblestones in the Piaçava I, Cidade Nova, Parque Vaquejador, Prainha do Vento and Boa Esperança neighborhoods – these neighborhoods will also have a lighting system implemented. Another action will be the elaboration of the executive project for the execution of the works. Another city in Piauí, Antônio Almeida, will have R$ 1.5 million for the preparation of studies and projects.
The program
The Advance Cities – Urban Mobility Program aims to improve the quality of the population's movements in urban environments by financing urban mobility actions focused on public transport, non-motorized transport (active transport), the preparation of plans for municipal and metropolitan urban mobility, studies and basic and executive projects.
The financing of works by the FGTS follows the provisions of the Transport Infrastructure and Urban Mobility Program (Pró-Transporte) and is regulated by Normative Instruction n. 3/2021.


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