Inauguration of the Water Transposition System of the São Francisco River, Brazil.
The Water Transposition System of the São Francisco River, a river in the northeast region of Brazil popularly known as "Velho Chico" will be officially inaugurated this week by the Brazilian federal government, but will also be inaugurated unofficially by former President Luiz Inácio Lula da SIlva and also the former president Dilma Vana Rousseff, who in 2016 had his mandate annulled (impechment) by the Brazilian Senate, on the grounds of a crime of fiscal responsibility, but for me and another 54 million Brazilians, Obvious that it was an unarmed coup led by current President Michel Temer, who at the time was his deputy.
The fact is that, whether or not they like former presidents Lula and former president Dilma, the São Francisco River water transposition project was started in their mandate and, when Dilma was "gently withdrawn" from power, The work was already 86% complete.
For those who do not know Brazil, the northeastern Brazilian region, despite having a wonderful coastline, with paradisiacal beaches, has regions of the interior where for centuries the local people suffer from the lack of water (dry). This fact, in the last century, caused thousands of internal migrations of citizens from these drought regions mainly to the southeastern region of Brazil, more precisely in the city of São Paulo and neighboring cities.
It is a work that has generated much controversy, the positive aspect is that it will provide water for around 12 million citizens who did not have drinking water. The controversy is that such a work could jeopardize the existence of the São Francisco River, but defenders affirm that there will be no such risk, as occurred with the Aral Sea, because they are only transposed to the waters that flow into the sea.
Northeast Brazil is still a region of the country with few families as owners of large tracts of land (Latifundios).
"The most important infrastructure project carried out in the Northeast in the entire history of the Republic, the São Francisco integration project finally begins to bring water to the poorest regions of the Brazilian semi-arid region. Even the illegitimate government of Michel Temer, the work was never paralyzed during Dilma Rousseff's administration. It was started under the Lula government in 2007 and was almost completely built and completed under the former president's government.
This project, still dreamed of in times of the Empire, by Dom Pedro 2º, despised by former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso (FHC), and that only left the paper in the governments of the PT, will guarantee water to 12 million inhabitants living in 390 Municipalities of the states of Pernambuco, Ceará, Paraíba and Rio Grande do Norte. In total, the project is 477 km long, organized in two water transfer axes: North and East. The work includes the construction of nine pumping stations, 27 reservoirs, four tunnels, 13 aqueducts, nine energy substations and 270 km of transmission lines.
The opposition of yesterday celebrates as if it were a feat of the government Fear the arrival of the water in the sertão, reported on the weekend. Lie. The project was not delivered only by Dilma because the most backward sectors of Brazilian politics, allied to the most unworthy portions of the national press and the old oligarchies, as well as opportunist conservatives and politicians - from the PSDB and DEM and many from the PMDB - designed and promoted the The 2016 coup. In an antidemocratic way, these sectors removed from the government the president elected by 54,5 million votes in 2014, using as a pretext an impeachment based on no crime of responsibility.
On May 6 of last year, therefore, before her departure from the presidency, Dilma visited the Terra Nova Reservoir and the Pumping Station (EBI-2), of the Northern Axis, in Cabrobó (PE). The newspapers covered the visit timidly. The choice, of course, was what Dilma said in her speech about the impeachment process, whose commission had just been installed by the Federal Senate. The coverage can be checked in Folha, G1 or, for example, Jornal do Commercio, in Pernambuco.
Facts and figures
With an estimated investment of R $ 9.6 billion from the Union Budget, the São Francisco integration project had, up to April 2016, R $ 7.95 billion executed with money from the Union Budget. This means that nothing less than 86.3% of the work was completed by April last year, when there were 10,300 workers at the construction sites.
With 260 km of canals, the Northern Axis of the project (frame above) had 87.7% of execution completed until April 2016. In Pernambuco, the municipalities directly benefited were Cabrobó, Mirandiba, Parnamirim, Salgueiro, Terra Nova and Verdejante. In Ceará, the cities benefited were Barro, Brejo Santo, Jati, Mauriti and Penaforte. In Paraíba, Cachoeira dos Índios, Cajazeiras, Monte Horebe and São José de Piranhas. And finally, in Bahia, the municipalities of Abaré and Curaçá.
The East Axis, with 217 km of channels, had until April last year 84.4% of its works executed. In Pernambuco, the municipalities directly benefited were: Bethania, Custódia, Floresta, Petrolândia and Sertânia. In Paraíba, the city of Monteiro was benefited by the waters.
These are the facts. These numbers can be found in the executive summary (annex), which was available on the website of the Ministry of National Integration until May last year, before being irresponsibly and criminally erased by the illegitimate government of Michel Temer.