Dredging of the Madeira River begins in 30 days, ensures Transport Minister

Mr Adjuto Afonso meeting with Minister Maurice Quintella, defended demands Amazon Naval Polo.
17/06/2016 16h23 - Updated 17/06/2016 16h23
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During statement on Thursday (16), the plenary of the Legislative Assembly of Amazonas (hazard), that gave an account of his trip to Brasilia held earlier in the week, Mr Adjuto Afonso (PDT) brought good news for the Amazon shipping industry. In meeting with the Minister of Transport, Ports and Civil Aviation, Mauritius Quintella, that parliamentary demands defended the Amazon Naval Polo, was informed by the minister himself that dredging the Madeira Waterway starts in 30 days.

"We had the assurance of the minister that this waterway will be dredged, signed as soon as possible, just as we charge the minister completion of BR-317, connecting the Amazonas and Acre. We also had the guarantee that it will trigger the DNIT (National Department of Transport Infrastructure) so you can immediately arrange to bid and complete that work so important to the region, "said the parliamentarian.

The Madeira Waterway is one of the most important logistic corridors of the country, and requires the dredging, in view of the need to remove sediment in the most critical sections, to avoid risks of vessels collision accidents with sandbanks, and to promote more efficient navigation.

The deputy criticized, still, The law project 421, authored by Senator Katia Abreu (PMDB / RO), that the National Congress, and repealing the Freight Surcharge for the Renewal of the Merchant Marine (AFRMM) and the Merchant Marine Fund (FMM). "Imagine a person, Republic Senator, who does not know the importance of this Fund for the region, especially for the Amazon region. This Fund is to Brazil and she wants to end the same way it did with the Fisherman's safe ".

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