Rock in Rio launches project in Manaus to plant 1 million trees

The estimate of the Rock in Rio is to generate approximately R $ 700 thousand in income for families collecting seeds.
28/08/2016 16h39 - Updated 29/08/2016 09h55
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The environmental project Amazon Live, do Rock in Rio, It was released on Saturday (27) In Manaus. The Amazon Live plans to plant over 1 million trees 400 hectares of deforested area of ​​the Amazon forest in the Xingu River headwaters. The seeds will be acquired with indigenous of the region, to help foster the local economy, besides promoting reforestation.

The estimate of the Rock in Rio is to generate approximately R $ 700 thousand in income for families collecting seeds and 50 direct jobs in support activities, soil preparation and planting.

When it announced the project, no dia 4 of April, President of the Rock in Rio, Roberto Medina, He said the number of trees planted in the Amazon can reach 3 million through the project. "I feel that people do not know how to help. And the Rock in Rio will explain how to help. We are making a commitment to plant today 1 million trees, but the World Bank has announced another million, we have some customers and we will get easy to 3 million trees planted in a whole investment made by the private sector ", these Medina.

In addition to the social and environmental importance to the Amazon, director of events Manauscult highlights the benefits to the capital of Amazonas. "I think the importance of this project to Manaus tourism development, It is heating the economic chain of the city, we are moving several sectors. Somehow it projects the city internationally and publishes a number of issues and beauties our many social and cultural. It ends up being a form of world access to the city of Manaus, the Amazon and the Amazon region ", said Monzaho.

The launch had concerts with tenor Placido Domingo, who presented, along with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Amazonas, on a floating stage on the Black River to guests. On the beach of Ponta Negra, there was a presentation with the singer Ivete Sangalo. The events director of the Municipal Culture Foundation, Tourism and Events (Manauscult), Diyego Monzaho, It says that the presentations were developed in two stages.

"The first step is in the middle of the Black River and there we have a TV show, for the press, where are some guests, international press, and the Placido Domingo concert with guests, as Ivete Sangalo and tenor Saul Laucas, among others. Parallel to this, we have an event in Ponta Negra which is the transmission of this ferry and show presenting local bands and the show's Ivete ". The presentations were broadcast over the Internet.

Rock in Rio was created in 1985 and it is considered the biggest event of music and entertainment world.

Source: Agency Brazil

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