View Full Version : Bolsonaro government reveals plan to develop the ‘Unproductive Amazon’

01-30-2019, 03:19 PM
• Bolsonaro administration Chief of Strategic Affairs Maynard Santa Rosa last week announced new Brazilian mega-infrastructure projects that include a dam on the Trombetas River, a bridge over the Amazon River, and an extension of the BR-163 highway from the Amazon River through 300 miles of rainforest to the Surinam border.

• Santa Rosa, a retired general, said that these Amazon biome infrastructure projects had as their purpose the integration of what he called an “unproductive, desertlike” region into “the national productive system.”

• The Trombetas region contains 4 indigenous reserves, 8 quilombo communities and 5 conservation units.

• In his radio announcement the official provided few details on the projects, saying nothing about costs, where the money to build would come from, what the socio-environmental impacts might be, or the timeline for the construction.


Sacrificed Ram
01-30-2019, 10:48 PM
They don't have money and competence to make decent roads in amazonic region, imagine these big projects.
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These pharaonic constructions are just to steal money. The only mean to develop amazonic region is with "agroforest", small farms that produces products native of the forest, Brazil has repeated attempts to fight against the forest and lost all of them.