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Renegotiation of farmers' debts has new rules

Measure

Agreement benefits 12 thousand farmers and is valid for installments of debts due between December 2006 and December 2011

Ministry of National Integration, signed on Monday (13), establishes new operational rules for the renegotiation of debts of farmers in public, irrigated perimeters under the management of the São Francisco and Parnaíba Valley Development Company (Codevasf) and Of the National Department of Works Against Droughts (Dnocs). 

The measure benefits some 12,000 farmers affected by prolonged drought in semi-arid regions. The debits relate to sales of lots for titling and use of irrigation infrastructure, known as K1. The document regulates article 13 of Law no. 13,340, dated September 28, 2016.

"Today we are taking another step to guarantee the rural producer's compliance so that he can have preserved what is most valuable, which is to have his name cleaned and, in this way, to continue working hard to make the Northeast and Brazil grow "Said Minister Helder Barbalho.

The renegotiation is valid for installments of debts due between December 31, 2006 and December 31, 2011. Payments may be paid until December 29, 2017 and discounts vary from 15% to 95%, considering the period of the debt.

Exhaustion

In Petrolina (state of Pernambuco), the ministry team surveyed the municipality's new sewage system, which will benefit more than 210,000 people when it is in full operation. During the commitment, Minister Helder Barbalho also authorized the expansion of the system with the inclusion of the Jatobá Basin.

With an investment of R $ 5 million, actions will be taken to pave the sewage treatment plant, construct three elevators and implement the catchment and condominial networks of the basin.

More than 7 thousand people living in the neighborhoods Jatobá and Fernando Idalino will be contemplated with another stage of the system. "This investment allows a significant increase in the treatment of sewage from Petrolina. We understand the growth of the city and, therefore, two other regions will benefit, in addition to the urbanization of this space," said the minister.

Sanitation

The new Petrolina sewage system, surveyed today, includes the installation of 863 indoor units and will collect domestic sewage in the center and in the neighborhoods of Guararapes, Cohab VI, São Gonçalo, Rio Corrente, Massangano Park, Cohab Massangano, Ipsep , Jardim São Paulo, João de Deus, Ouro Preto, José and Maria, Areia Branca and Manoel do Arroz. The contribution of resources in the project is approximately R $ 65 million.

The Ministry of National Integration is investing R $ 63.04 million and Companhia Pernambucana de Saneamento (Compesa) has received a counterpart of R $ 1.9 million in the construction of the Petrolina Sanitary Sewage System.

The services are being executed in partnership with Codevasf. The initiative is part of the San Francisco River Basin Revitalization Program - Plano Novo Chico.

Revitalization actions

In August of last year, the President of the Republic, Michel Temer, launched the Novo Chico Plan, which intensifies investments by various federal agencies to ensure the supply and quality of the river's water. There will be 16.5 million people in 505 municipalities in the states of Goiás, Minas Gerais, Bahia, Sergipe, Alagoas and Pernambuco. The total number of people to be favored represents 8.1% of the Brazilian population.

In this first phase of the program, the priority is the completion of the water supply and sewage works that are under way and will benefit 217 cities.

Source: Portal Brasil, with information from the  Ministry of National Integration