Saturday, April 1, 2023

Lula agrees investment plan in works with governors of the 27 states

Brasilia.– The Brazilian president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, agreed in the meeting this Friday with the governors of the 27 states of the country the creation of an investment plan, which includes new works and the close to 10,000 works paralyzed during the Government of Jair Bolsonaro (2019-2022).

The plan will be drawn up based on a list of priority works, which the regional governments promised to present between February 3 and 10, according to the Minister of Institutional Relations, Alexandre Padilha, at a press conference after the meeting.

The works mainly contemplate projects in logistics, communications, transport, social infrastructure, education and sanitation, which can be developed in the next four years, before the end of Lula’s term in December 2026.

“In the meeting, the priorities for choosing the works were defined and one of the first guidelines is to resume the nearly 10,000 works paralyzed by the Bolsonaro government, which include hospitals, low-income housing complexes, infrastructures, and some 4,000 works for education. “, he claimed.

The financing of the works will be carried out with public and private resources, and part of them will be carried out under the concession model.

“Projects that promote economic development and those that dialogue with the ecological transition, as well as those that generate interest and associations with the private initiative, will also be considered a priority,” he said.

Padilha explained that the entire process will be discussed in the Permanent Council of the Federation, a forum created at the meeting this Friday and that will have representatives of the federal government, regional and municipal governments and different entities and that Lula will try to bring together the least four times a year.

The minister also announced that the governors will be invited to participate in the drafting of an ambitious tax reform that the Government will present to Congress for consideration in the coming months.

In the same way, Padilha referred to the complaints of the governors about the measures of the Bolsonaro government that reduced the tax collection of the states.

In this sense, he announced that a commission will be created made up of the governors and the Minister of Finance, Fernando Haddad, who, under the coordination of the Supreme Court, will negotiate a solution to this problem.


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