R$ 828.5 million were transferred to the municipalities and governments of Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo impacted by the collapse of the Fundão (MG) dam for investments in education, infrastructure and health
The Renova Foundation concluded the transfer of compensatory resources provided for in the Integrated Agenda agreements signed with 38 municipalities impacted by the Fundao dam collapse and with the governments of Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo. The third and final installment was R$ 124.3 million, deposited on the 21st of July. In total, transfers amount to R$828.5 million.
Among the investments planned are the creation of the Industrial District of Rio Doce (MG) and the restructuring of 153 km of roads and up to 900 schools, in addition to the completion of the works at the Regional Hospital of Governador Valadares (MG).
According to the court agreement ratified by the 12th Federal Court, Fundação Renova is responsible for making the judicial deposits of the agreed amounts, so that the foreseen actions are carried out by the corresponding public entities – state and municipal governments. The responsibility for conducting the works rests with the states and municipalities involved.
Check out how the transfers were allocated through the Integrated Agenda:
One of the main objectives of the integrated agenda, signed jointly by the Renova Foundation and the state and municipal governments, is to induce the diversification of the local economy. Therefore, one of the fronts included the allocation of R$ 12.2 million to the Minas Gerais municipality of Rio Doce with the objective of implementing the Industrial District, with an estimated area of 68 thousand square meters and potential to benefit at least 5 other municipalities in the surroundings.
In the region of Governador Valadares, one of the most important works is the structuring of the Regional Hospital, located in the East of Minas Gerais Health Macro region, which covers 86 municipalities and has an estimated population of 1.5 million inhabitants. The government of Minas received R$ 75.3 million to proceed with the second stage of the works and purchase of equipment for the hospital.
In the area of education, the application of resources aims to contribute to the quality of life of the affected population, especially children and young people. Investments of around R$238.9 million are planned, R$44.3 million for public educational institutions in Minas Gerais and R$34.6 million in Espirito Santo.
Resources for education were distributed according to the population of each city. For investments in public education in municipalities of Minas Gerais, R$137 million were allocated, and four municipalities in Espirito Santo received R$23 million.
Investments are also planned in the works of 153 km of highways in Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo. For the government of Minas Gerais, R$ 140 million were transferred, of which R$ 12 million for the structuring of the MG-900 stretch for access to the Rio Doce River State Park (Bispo) and R$ 128 million for the renovation of the road stretch from MG-760, between BR-262 and São José do Goiabal–Cava Grande, which connects the Doce River Valley to Zona da Mata in Minas Gerais.
In Espirito Santo, R$365 million were allocated for the execution of three road sections at the mouth of the Doce river: ES-010, between Vila do Riacho and Regencia, ES-440, between BR-101 and Regencia, and ES-248, between ES-358 and Povoaçao.
What is the Integrated Agenda
The Integrated Agenda is a joint action between the Renova Foundation, the governments of Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo, with the participation of the Rio Doce Mayors Forum. The initiative allocated the transfers to investments in education, infrastructure and health in the affected region. Deposits began to be made in August of last year, with the first installment, in the amount of R$ 455.7 million. In January 2021, another R$ 248.5 million was deposited.
For details on transfers to Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo, access: https://www.fundacaorenova.org/agenda-integrada/