Armed Forces officially start the Games security operation

The army, the Navy and the Air Force will make available the next 64 days an effective 22.025 men to take care of the defense and security of athletes, locals and tourists.
25/07/2016 07h48 - Updated 25/07/2016 15h26
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With a symbolic graduation attended by about 200 men of the Armed Forces, Defense Minister, Raul Jungmann, started yesterday (24), officially, Palace in Duque de Caxias, the security activities for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, which will be played in Rio de Janeiro in August and September.

"It is in your hands, in your work and commitment, these elapse games in peace and security ", the minister said the military. "Given mission is accomplished mission", he added Jungmann.

The army, the Navy and the Air Force will make available the next 64 days an effective 22.025 men to take care of the defense and security of athletes, locals and tourists in Rio during the two events. "Since today, with the opening of the Olympic Village, the Armed Forces of Brazil will exercise, officially, its commitments and responsibilities for defense and security of the Games ", the minister said.

The concepts of interoperacionabilidade and joint action mark, second Jungmann, operation, and based on the law 12.035, October 2009, known as the Olympic Act Law, which set security as commitment from Brazil to Rio 2016, and no notice 51 of the Institutional Security Cabinet, in response to the Rio de Janeiro state government's request for federal support for public safety during the Games.


Thereby, to 18 thousand men who take care of security in both events, They join more 4 one thousand, said Raul Jungmann. The military will protect 24 hours a day at Olympic venues, the expressways (Yellow line, in all their extension; Red line, between Governor's Island and the junction with the Yellow Line; a Transolímpica; Avenida Brazil to Guadeloupe), the Superhighway (in Deodoro stations, Vila Militar and Magalhães Bastos in all train schedules, and in the other four seasons Saint Kitts, Maracanã, Engenho de Dentro and Ricardo de Albuquerque, when competitions), to subway stations with connection to the Superhighway (Maracana and Saint Kitts), the carioca seafront, from Leme to Barra da Tijuca.

Some pathways that interact with Olympic venues, as the Barata Ribeiro Street and Avenue Our Lady of Copacabana, Copacabana, They will also have the presence of the military, the same happens to the fullest extent of the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas. Security was also reinforced at the International Airport of Rio de Janeiro / Galeao-Antonio Carlos Jobim for loading and unloading terminals 1 e 2, and at the Galeao Air Base. Besides that, contingency forces will be stationed and can be activated in case of need or defense and security reinforcement.

All over the country, including the cities where there will be Olympic soccer games, They are engaged in security around 42 thousand men. In Rio de Janeiro, the military will mobilize 12 ships, 1.169 Car, 70 shielded, 34 helicopters, 48 vessels and 174 motorcycles. The regions which will be the most effective of the armed forces are Copacabana, with 5.847 men, and Deodoro, with 4.713 soldiers.

Defense General Coordination

"We are ready", said General Fernando Azevedo e Silva, General Coordinator Area Defense. O general disse, however, there will be no occupation of areas near Olympic routes. "The armed forces do not replace the public security organs", he explained. Azevedo e Silva stressed that the military may intervene to help local public forces, attending any requests.

The Minister Raul Jungmann explained that the increase in military personnel aimed to free up local forces for regular policing in Rio de Janeiro. (Alana Gandra)

Source: Agency Brazil

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