Vale begins construction of bridge that will restore traffic between communities and downtown Brumadinho

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2/10/2019

Vale begins construction of bridge that will restore traffic between communities and downtown Brumadinho

Works are expected to be completed within three weeks

Vale has started construction of a 50m bridge that will restore traffic on Avenida Alberto Flores, in the city of Brumadinho (Minas Gerais). The goal is to provide the communities of Parque da Cachoeira and Córrego do Feijão, among others, safe access to the central area of Brumadinho. The deadline for completion of works is approximately three weeks.

Initial works are focused on cleaning the area. After that, Vale will install foundation piles. The structure will comprise a two-way road and walkway for pedestrians.

The construction of the bridge was decided in a meeting between representatives of Vale, the Department of Public Works of Brumadinho, the Civil Defense and the Department of Roads and Highways (DER).

Vale is sparing no efforts to support the people affected by the dam breach. Learn about the measures already implemented:

- Financial aid

The service to register for the R$100,000.00 donation is available on weekdays from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Brumadinho Knowledge Center, located at Rodovia MG 040, KM 49, Área Rural Brumadinho).

Those eligible to receive the donation include representatives of Vale employees, third party employees and of the missing and/or deceased members of the community, as per the official list validated by the Civil Defense and made available here.

Next Monday, (February 11), Vale opens registration for the humanitarian financial aid to those affected in the Self-Rescue Zone (ZAS). Vale is donating R$50,000.00 to those who lived in the Self-Rescue Zone (ZAS) and R$15,000.00 to those who carried out rural or commercial activities in the area. The registration will be held at the Knowledge Center, on weekdays, from 9:00 to 18:00. Mini-vans will be available to take the applicants to the site.

Information on the procedures for receiving the humanitarian financial aid are available here .

- Issue of second copy of documents

The Help Centers at the Knowledge Centers of Brumadinho and Parque Cachoeira will join a collective effort by the Civil Police and the Ministry of Labor and Employment in the issuance of second copy of documents. The service includes issuance of identity cards, employment cards, as well as birth, marriage, and divorce certificates.

- Health and social assistance

Vale signed an agreement with representatives of the Prosecution Office of Minas Gerais (MPMG), of the Public Defender's Office of Minas Gerais, of the Federal Public Defender's Office, the State Department of Social Welfare, of the Municipal Departments of Health and Social Development of Brumadinho, and of the Movement of People Affected by Dams (MAB), undertaking to bear all expenses incurred in the recruitment of 142 professionals that will join the city's health and social service teams, initially for a period of six months. Vale will also bear all logistics costs incurred by these teams. R$3.23 million will be transferred to the city government to cover these expenses.

- Funeral assistance and funeral grant

Vale is providing funeral assistance and covering expenses of the affected families. Coverage includes procedures such as notary expenses, transfer of bodies, urns, ornaments, graves, burial etc.

- Transportation and traveling between the communities

Vale is offering transportation between the Córrego do Feijão Community Center and the Brumadinho bus station. Transportation is available daily, at the following departure times: 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm.

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Vale begins construction of bridge that will restore traffic between communities and downtown Brumadinho