Actions in Mariana
FOLLOW-UP THE RENOVA FOUNDATION'S ACTION FRONTS IN MARIANA (MG), WHICH BENEFIT THE LOCAL ECONOMY AND THE POPULATION
The Renova Foundation works to foster and diversify the economy of Mariana (MG), recover the districts affected by the Fundão dam failure and implement actions that promote the resumption of the productive capacity of companies and rural properties. This is a work developed on several fronts. Learn about the main initiatives:
STRENGTHENING PUBLIC COFFERS
The entity is carrying out actions that favor the conditions for sustainable growth and that also strengthen public coffers. In Taxes over Services (ISS), until May 2020, municipal revenue collected over US$ 7.8 million (since September/ 2016).
The “Develop Doce River” Fund and the “Compete Doce River” Fund, which lent about US$ 655,000 to 91 companies until May 2020, contributed to generate or maintain 324 jobs. The fund offers a credit line with interest rates starting at 0.45% per month, one of the most attractive in the market.
LOCAL SUPPLIERS AND WORKFORCE
The Renova Foundation also encourages the hiring of local suppliers and labor. In May 2020, 139 active contracts were registered with suppliers from Mariana, which represent US$ 157 million. Of the total employees, 57.7% are local (direct and third parties). The goal is to reach 70% local hiring or more. The indirect hiring of local labor reaches 2,754 (April / 20), equivalent to 64% of the total.
To ensure that the workforce in the reparation actions is made up of professionals from the impacted cities, the Renova Foundation has invested in the preparation of local labor. The professional courses promoted in Mariana, in partnership with Senai (National Service for Industrial Learning), offered 870 qualification positions in several areas in 2019.
The districts of Bento Rodrigues and Paracatu de Baixo, in Minas Gerais, are being rebuilt in a model of resettlement that is unique in the world, with the active participation of families in the process, from the choice of land to the individual design of each house. At the peak of the resettlement works, around 4,000 jobs will be generated.
SUPPORT FOR THE HEALTH AREA
In May 2020, the population of Mariana received the new Child and Youth Psychosocial Care Center (CAPSij). The space, located in the historical center of the city, was renovated and gained new areas, which makes it possible to expand the care, treatment and reception of children and adolescents with severe and persistent mental disorders in the city and region.
The works were carried out by the Renova Foundation and are part of the commitment signed between the institution and the Mariana City Hall. The Municipal Health Department will manage the new center.
Still in the area of health and social protection, the Foundation strengthened the public system with 46 professionals and with the rental of a property, in addition to providing 5 vehicles for assistance.
For social protection actions, in addition to renting the property to the Specialized Social Assistance Reference Center (Creas) and the delivery of 29 items of furniture, 5 playrooms for the Social Assistance Reference Center (Cras) were completed. The Foundation also delivered the furniture to the Institutional Reception Unit for Women.
TOURISM AND CULTURE
As part of the actions to promote tourism, culture and sport, the Renova Foundation has allocated over US$ 828,000 to events, such as the Christmas Light, Iron Biker and International Clowns Meeting. The attractions mobilized the historical city.
The Foundation is preparing to start the actions of the Doce Public Notice which had 141 projects approved, 22 in Mariana. The announcement aims to promote and support social initiatives in the affected regions.
The area of preservation of Historical and Artistic Memory works on a total of 2,160 pieces. Of these, 548 were inventoried.
SQUARE GOMES FREIRE AND WATERFALL
A public hearing, held in November 2019, approved the proposal to revitalize the Gomes Freire square. The project, which had the support of the majority of the citizens of Mariana who were present and went through prior consultation with Iphan (National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute), respects the historical essence of the public assets and is adapted to new realities. The amount destined to revitalize the square is about US$ 810,000. The action is part of the commitments signed between the Renova Foundation and the Mariana City Hall and is within the investment plan of over US$ 19,2 million announced by the institution with compensation actions in the municipality.
The project considered the historical aspects of the square since its construction in the late 19th century, as well as inclusion, accessibility, improved lighting, landscaping, furniture and preservation of the lakes and bridge. The works should be completed in November this year.
The recovery of the Camargos waterfall began in March this year and provides for the removal of the tailings, the revitalization of the well and the revegetation of the surrounding forest.
As a compensatory measure, over US$ 96,3 million were made available for sewage treatment and disposal of solid waste in the 39 affected municipalities of Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo. Of this total, Mariana will receive more than US$ 14 million.
Another important milestone was the implementation of water treatment in Camargos, Paracatu de Baixo and Pedras, districts of Mariana.
The work to readjust the Mariana Landfill, considered urgent, will allow the waste to be inserted in duly waterproofed places, in order to prevent the contact of the garbage with the natural terrain. A fund of US$ 3 million will be created to guarantee the municipality resources for the operation of the landfill for five years.
SUSTAINABLE RURAL PROPERTIES
Rural landowners in the municipality are being engaged in a series of measures that seek to repair the damage caused by the failure of the Fundão dam and to structure a production model using sustainable technologies and strategies.
In Mariana, 75 owners had 2,100 hours of Rural Technical Assistance (Ater). 60 rural properties are individually receiving the Socioeconomic and Environmental Adequacy Plan (Pasea), which proposes alternatives for sustainable land management. Another initiative is Renova Rebanho (Herd), which aims to increase productivity, through artificial insemination technologies combined with management techniques. Until April, 250 inseminations were carried out, with 15 owners attended, 86 births and 52.8% conception rate.
To date, 577.9 hectares have undergone emergency revegetation, and 245 springs have been mapped. Regularization of channels, margins and control of erosion processes was also carried out with the fencing of approximately 83,000 meters of APPs (Permanent Preservation Areas), the planting of 77.5 hectares of native trees for forest restoration and the recovery of 68 tributaries.
HISTORY OF THE RENOVA FOUNDATION'S ACTIONS RELATED TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
All the initiatives underway in Mariana are carried out following the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the State and the city. The Renova Foundation monitors the proliferation of the coronavirus and will continue to adopt preventive and safety actions. Decisions are constantly evaluated and adapted to changes in the scenario.