President Jair Bolsonaro said this Thursday (13), during his weekly live on social media, that a new provisional measure (MP) should be published next week with the release of extraordinary credits in the amount of R$ 1 billion for the renovation of roads destroyed by the rains in recent weeks. The estimate of the total cost of the works was presented by the Minister of Infrastructure, Tarcísio Freitas, who participated in the broadcast.
“We are estimating, President, something around R$ 1 billion to carry out all the necessary recovery work. bridgeheads. So, it is a very big job. There are several points of total or partial interdiction and we will have to restore people’s mobility, guarantee traffic safety. This money will be very important”, explained the minister.
According to Bolsonaro, the release of funds is already agreed with the Ministry of Economy. “I think that, until Monday, we can sign this MP,” he said. At the end of December, the federal government had already released R$ 200 million for the recovery of highways in several states, mainly Bahia and Minas Gerais, which so far have recorded the largest extension of damaged roads.
In addition to the resource for highways, Bolsonaro said that another extraordinary credit of R$1.3 billion is planned for the Ministry of Regional Development. The resource will also be used to rebuild public facilities destroyed by the rains in the states. There is also a credit “between R$ 700 million and R$ 800 million”, according to the president, which will be allocated to the Ministry of Agriculture. In this case, the resources will be used to support rural producers who had crops heavily affected by the rains and to support farmers who are suffering from severe drought in the South Region.
Fluvial cable – This Friday (14), Bolsonaro travels to Macapá, where he participates in the launch of the fiber optic sub-fluvial cable of the Norte Conectado program. The cable, from Infovia 00, will be 770 kilometers long along the bed of the Amazon River.
According to the Ministry of Communications, it goes to the cities of Macapá, Almeirim (PA), Monte Alegre (PA), Alenquer (PA) and Santarém (PA), offering ultra-fast internet, with a capacity of 100 gigabytes per second, an almost thousand times greater than domestic broadband, which, on average, has a capacity of 100 megabits per second.
The Norte Conectado program provides for the expansion of communications infrastructure in the region, expanding access and reducing broadband internet costs. The president and entourage board from the Brasília Air Base at around 7:30 am. The event, in the capital of Amapá, is scheduled for 11 am. Then Bolsonaro returns to the Federal District.