Bridge between Tocantins and Pará will benefit 500 thousand people and contribute to the development of the region
The 1,700-meter work should directly benefit 500,000 people and has an estimated investment of R$193.1 million. - Photo: Alan Santos/PR
A future road link between Tocantins and Pará, built over the Araguaia River, the bridge will connect the cities of Xambioá, in the state of Tocantins, and São Geraldo do Araguaia, in Pará, and contribute to the economic development of the entire region. On an official trip to Tocantins, this Tuesday (22/03), President Jair Bolsonaro paid a technical visit to the works.
This is an old demand of the population of the two states that is now met by the Federal Government. The estimated cost of the work is R$ 193.1 million and, so far, R$ 94.5 million has been executed. When participating in a ceremony in Xambioá, President Jair Bolsonaro said that this is a great work for the region.
The bridge will be 1,700 meters long and will be an important link between Tocantins and Pará, on BR-153/PA/TO. When completed, the structure will eliminate the need for ferry crossings, reducing travel time and freight costs. In addition to facilitating the flow of goods production and providing better conditions for traffic and safety in the region. It is estimated that 500,000 people will benefit directly, according to the Ministry of Infrastructure.
The connection will also allow faster access to the BR-010, essential for connecting the North region, especially the southeast of Pará, to the Center-South of the country.
The works are the responsibility of the National Department of Transport Infrastructure (DNIT), linked to the Ministry of Infrastructure. So far, 73% of the foundations and blocks of the bridge works, 66% of the pillars and crossings and 22% of the beams and slabs have been executed.
Social inclusion of children and adolescents
Also in Tocantins, this time in Porto Nacional, President Jair Bolsonaro participated in the launch of the DNA do Brasil Talentos program for children and adolescents from Tocantins. The action is a partnership between the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights, and the Institute for the Development of Children and Adolescents through Culture and Sport (Idecace).
The DNA do Brasil Talentos program is structured around the identification of talents for sports and professional vocation, aiming at social inclusion and professional training of children and adolescents in situations of vulnerability. When talking about the program, President Jair Bolsonaro said that the intention to integrate and discover talent is very welcome.
In Tocantins, the DNA of Brasil Talentos will train more than 380 physical education professionals, managers and directors, in addition to holding about 190 lectures and sporting events. It is also planned to create a working group with the participation of representatives from industries, businesses, sports federations and clubs.
The program is based on supporting Brazilian states in terms of social inclusion, training of athletes, adaptation and creation of sports infrastructure, vocational guidance, implementation of a sports center management system and dissemination of methodologies for Olympic athletes.
For the implementation of actions in Tocantins, R$ 19.6 million will be allocated, coming from parliamentary amendments from the state bench, according to the Ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights.
Infrastructure, Traffic and Transport