Fundação Renova

The Construction of Bento Rodrigues


ABOUT THE DISTRICT

Located 24 kilometers from Mariana (MG), the community of Bento Rodrigues, sub-district of Santa Rita Durao, was the first to be hit by the collapse of the Fundao dam on November 5, 2015. People started settling in this area in the early eighteenth century drawn by mining. The Estrada Real road, used to explore the central region of Brazil and connect it to coast of Rio de Janeiro, crossed its urban center. Until 2015, mining was the motor of its economy, besides family farming and subsistence farming on the banks of its main river, Gualaxo do Norte – highlighting the production of pout pepper jelly, which became a trademark of the region after a group of local women opened a cooperative.

Since the collapse, emergency actions have been implemented such as financial aid, temporary housing for the 255 affected families, who currently reside in Mariana and region, health care and psychosocial assistance. The serious consequences of the dam collapse have generated work focused on the resettlement of the community in a collective way, in which all the residents of the place of origin will have the option to move to a new common space, maintaining, as much as possible, characteristics of the place they came from. The need to build the settlement and re-establish its conditions and ways of life reinforces the central focus of the Renova Foundation on the resettlements, which covers the following stages:

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The Construction of Bento Rodrigues

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CONSTRUCTION OF BENTO RODRIGUES IS UNDERWAY. THE LAND, KNOWN AS LAVOURA, WAS SELECTED BY THE COMMUNITY | PHOTO: BRUNO CORREA / NITRO

CONSTRUCTION OF BENTO RODRIGUES IS UNDERWAY. THE LAND, KNOWN AS LAVOURA, WAS SELECTED BY THE COMMUNITY | PHOTO: BRUNO CORREA / NITRO

THE BENTO RODRIGUES RESETTLEMENT WORKS ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE BETWEEN 22 AND 24 WEEKS AND SHOULD, AT ITS HEIGHT, GENERATE UP TO 2,000 JOBS. | PHOTO: BRUNO CORREA / NITRO

THE BENTO RODRIGUES RESETTLEMENT WORKS ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE BETWEEN 22 AND 24 WEEKS AND SHOULD, AT ITS HEIGHT, GENERATE UP TO 2,000 JOBS. | PHOTO: BRUNO CORREA / NITRO

ON FEBRUARY 8, 2018, THE URBAN PROJECT OF THE RESETTLEMENT WAS APPROVED BY THE FAMILIES OF BENTO RODRIGUES, WITH 99.4% VOTING IN FAVOR | PHOTO: BRUNO CORREA / NITRO

ON FEBRUARY 8, 2018, THE URBAN PROJECT OF THE RESETTLEMENT WAS APPROVED BY THE FAMILIES OF BENTO RODRIGUES, WITH 99.4% VOTING IN FAVOR | PHOTO: BRUNO CORREA / NITRO

IN JANUARY 2019, INFRASTRUCTURE WORKS STARTED, CONSTRUCTING SIDEWALKS, DRAINS, SEWAGE NETWORKS, WATER AND ELECTRIC POWER DISTRIBUTION. | PHOTO: BRUNO CORREA / NITRO

IN JANUARY 2019, INFRASTRUCTURE WORKS STARTED, CONSTRUCTING SIDEWALKS, DRAINS, SEWAGE NETWORKS, WATER AND ELECTRIC POWER DISTRIBUTION. | PHOTO: BRUNO CORREA / NITRO

RENOVA FOUNDATION ENTERS ENVIRONMENTAL LICENSE APPLICATION

RENOVA FOUNDATION ENTERS ENVIRONMENTAL LICENSE APPLICATION

START OF CONSTRUCTION OF THE CONSTRUCTION SITE

START OF CONSTRUCTION OF THE CONSTRUCTION SITE

GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR THE APPROVAL OF THE CONCEPTUAL URBAN PLANNING FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF BENTO RODRIGUES

GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR THE APPROVAL OF THE CONCEPTUAL URBAN PLANNING FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF BENTO RODRIGUES

OFFICE WITH THE FAMILIES OF BENTO RODRIGUES FOR PRESENTATION OF THE URBAN PLANNING

OFFICE WITH THE FAMILIES OF BENTO RODRIGUES FOR PRESENTATION OF THE URBAN PLANNING

PRESENTATION IN VIRTUAL REALITY ON THE GROUND OPTIONS FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF BENTO RODRIGUES

PRESENTATION IN VIRTUAL REALITY ON THE GROUND OPTIONS FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF BENTO RODRIGUES

FAMILIES OF BENTO RODRIGUES ON VISIT TO GROUND OPTIONS FOR RECONSTRUCTION

FAMILIES OF BENTO RODRIGUES ON VISIT TO GROUND OPTIONS FOR RECONSTRUCTION

FAMILIES OF BENTO RODRIGUES ON VISIT TO GROUND OPTIONS FOR RECONSTRUCTION

FAMILIES OF BENTO RODRIGUES ON VISIT TO GROUND OPTIONS FOR RECONSTRUCTION

FAMILIES OF BENTO RODRIGUES ON VISIT TO GROUND OPTIONS FOR RECONSTRUCTION

FAMILIES OF BENTO RODRIGUES ON VISIT TO GROUND OPTIONS FOR RECONSTRUCTION

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The Construction of Bento Rodrigues
The Construction of Bento Rodrigues

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