04/09/2015 13h34 - Updated 4/09/2015 13h34

Naval parade in Ponta Negra is the largest in recent years

Ten ships of Brazil's Navy will be part of the Parade.
Photo: Alex Pazuello/Semcom

This year, 10 Navy ships of Brazil and the naval commandos from Colombia and Peru will be part of Naval Parade to be held Saturday, 5, a partir das 10h, on the beach of Ponta Negra, West zone of the capital. The civic ceremony is part of the holiday celebrations that mark the rise of the Amazon to the province category.

This Friday, 4, Mayor Arthur Virgilio Neto received the protocol visit of the commander of the 9th Naval District, Vice Admiral Wagner Lopes de Moraes Zamith, accompanied by Brigadier General Oscar Eduardo Hernandez Duran, Commander of the Naval Forces of Southern Colombia, and do vice-admiral Alfonso Javier Tejada Gaviola, general commander Amazon Operations in Peru. at the meeting, It was discussed the joint activities of Operation Bracope (Brazil, Colombia and Peru), developed for the border security of the three countries.

Arthur Neto reinforced participation in the Homeland Week festivities and stressed the importance of diplomatic union among the nations for the protection of the Amazon. "This is a very beautiful and correct gesture by the case of three countries that have the Amazon and all the reasons for fraternity and friendship. It's needed, increasingly, seeking military and economic solutions in common for the development of this region ", said Mayor.

According to the commander of the 9th Naval District, vice-almirante Wagner Lopes, this year, Manaus will have one of its biggest naval parades already made. "The main novelty is the participation of our river ship hidroceanográfico Rio Branco, which has helped us in updating and expansion of nautical signaling of Amazon rivers. The idea is to present our object of study to the population ", he explained.

Besides the river hidroceanográfico ship Rio Branco, Naval Parade will feature six Brazilian ships of river patrol and hospital care, and two Peruvian ships and a Colombian.

the Fatherland Week
Civic programming Homeland Week continues, also on Saturday, 5, with the School Parade, bringing together students 40 public schools teaching the Convention Center Sambadrome. On Monday, 7, date of independence of Brazil, from from 8:15 will be held the Military Parade, Tourist Complex in Ponta Negra, on Avenida Coronel Teixeira (stretch between the Tropical Hotel and Tourism Avenue). The celebrations will close at 17h, also in Ponta Negra, Choking with the ceremony of fire Symbolic.

The Municipal Institute of Engineering and Traffic Surveillance (Manaustrans) will put the presence of agents to monitor traffic and vehicle access, pedestrians and residents to the interdicted areas around the shows. Already the Municipal Superintendence of Urban Transportation (SMTU), assemble an operational scheme which will feature 20 inspectors to monitor the bus lines in both events and to strengthen the fleet if necessary.

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