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R $ 57 million was released for the drilling of wells and the implementation of cisterns in the Northeast Initiative is part of the strategy for the emancipation of water trucks in the Brazilian semi-arid region

The Federal Government released almost R $ 57 million, this Wednesday (26th), for the drilling of 790 wells and the implantation of 2,194 cisterns in 191 northeastern municipalities. About 50 thousand people in all states in the region will benefit from the new structures.
The works are part of the Federal Government's strategy for the emancipation of water trucks and will be carried out by the São Francisco and Parnaíba Valleys Development Company (Codevasf). The Ministry of Regional Development (MDR) has committed approximately R $ 39.4 million for the drilling of wells and R $ 17.5 million for the implementation of cisterns in the nine northeastern states.
“Several states in the Northeast Northeast live in a state of emergency with regard to water security. We are doing a work to identify the communities that have the greatest need to take actions, such as drilling wells and installing cisterns, in order to emancipate these locations from the need for the water tanker, ”said the Minister of Regional Development, Rogério Marine.
29 municipalities in Alagoas, 42 in Bahia, 12 in Ceará, four in Paraíba, 47 in Pernambuco, three in Piauí, 47 in Rio Grande do Norte, three in Sergipe and four in Maranhão were benefited.
The initiative includes part of the 939 locations in 319 municipalities in the Brazilian semiarid considered priority by the Federal Government to receive investments in water supply, in order to reduce the service provided by Operation Car-Pipa.
Operation Car-Kite
The Federal Car-Pipa Operation is an emergency action aimed at serving the population that suffers from drought in rural areas. Although it has existed since 1998, it was in 2012 that it began to be executed through a cooperation agreement between the National Secretariat for Civil Defense and Protection (Sedec), of the MDR, and the Brazilian Army.
The request for assistance by the operation is made by the municipalities - with federal recognition of an emergency situation due to drought or drought - directly to Sedec through the Integrated Disaster Information System. The demand is sent to the Army, which makes a technical assessment together with the city. Once the need is verified, the municipality is included in the operation and begins to receive water through the water tankers hired by the Federal Government.


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