'PROSAMIM' Maués benefits Sateré Mawé communities

The community is getting works simultaneously in the countryside, as well as earth moving services in the first stage of the project and social actions.
16/06/2017 17h13 - Updated 16/06/2017 17h13
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With 13 indigenous communities Sateré Mawé receiving works simultaneously in the countryside, as well as earth moving services in the first stage of the project and social actions with the families that will be relocated in other areas covered in the urban area, Integral Sanitation Program of Maués (Prosai-Maués) advances in the Land of Guarana (a 258 Km from Manaus), despite the period of heavy rains in the region.

Started officially in 2012, when some expropriations of properties were carried out, the first actions of Prosai began in fact only at the end of March this year, with the opening of the first work front in the Lagoon of Maresia and the start of work in indigenous areas and communities and riverside.

Budgeted at US $ 35 million - of which $ 10 million are counterpart of the Government of Amazonas and the rest funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (BID) - the Prosai is a work that follows the PROSAMIM model in Manaus, and provides for the environmental restoration and urbanization of three ponds in the county seat (Maresia, Prata e Donga Michiles), and a number of construction works, expansion and improvement of water and sewage systems in the city and the indigenous and riverine.

Under the coordination of Maués Prefecture, logistical support and the bureaucratic and administrative actions of the program also advance, through the Management Unit of Prosai Maués (UGPM).

"In five years, only 2% the required bidding process had been conducted. in May, we are reaching 80%. In practice this means that even the anniversary of the city, in 25 of June, we will be delivering vehicles, boats and other equipment, which they were municipal responsibility, or program to advance ", said the mayor Maués, Junior Milk.

Milk was earlier this month met with the leadership of the IDB in Brazil and explains that a realignment of the schedule in the first part of the works by harsh winter bill was necessary.

"Once the waters recede, They will be intensified in earthmoving Lagoon Maresia. Meanwhile, we are developing a new Master Plan and studies of historical heritage and tourist potential, as well as the distribution of potential assessments Autonomous Water and Sewer Service of Maués ", said the mayor.

Sateré Mawé
In each of the 13 Indigenous communities will receive works of Prosai, an artesian well will be built, water box capable of 10 thousand liters, shared bathroom, collective water cooler with taps and distribution network to homes.

Five of them - Santa Izabel, new Freedom, St. Benedict, São Pedro and Belo Horizonte - this step is already fully completed. in the other, the works already exceeded 60% by destination. The forecast is to finish this phase next month and begin the installation of solar panels to generate power for water pumps.

In the community of Our Lady of Fatima, where an important archaeological site has been identified, where residents often meet and gather for conservation funerary urns and hundreds of pieces of pottery, Archaeologists teams have started the design and development of diagnostic projects, monitoring and education with residents.

Parallel to studies, the city is already developing a plan to develop the site, just over 30 minute boat ride from the county seat, a tourist hub with the construction of a museum and the capacity of families to care for visitors.

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