On October 25th, in Belo Horizonte (MG), representatives of the Renova Foundation had a meeting with members of the Civil Defense of Minas Gerais, from Barra Longa and Mariana, to align the actions of the Plan for the Rain Season and of the Integrated Environmental Recovery Plan (PRAI), which consolidates the work to recompose the features of rivers and their vicinities.
The partnership between the Foundation and the Civil Defense is essential for the success of our plans. “This is a challenge that will only be overcome if we keep a strong connection between all stakeholders”, comments Major Roberto Campolina, technical and operational superintendent of the State Office of Civil Defense (CEDEC).
In Vitória (ES), the meeting was held on October 27th, at the Fire Department Headquarters, attended by the Civil Defense of Espírito Santo, from Baixo Guandu, Colatina, Marilândia and Linhares. “It is reassuring to know measures are being adopted to guarantee the water supply for the population of the affected cities”, affirmed the state coordinator of Safety and Civil Defense, Colonel Bonno.
The next meeting with public power and civil society representatives shall take place on November 1st, in Governador Valadares (MG).
The PRAI, initiated by Samarco after the collapse of the Fundão tailings dam, is now managed by the Renova Foundation. The plan was created with the purpose of remediating and mitigating the extent of the impact and, in the emergency stage, its main focus was to perform humanitarian assistance actions and remediation of environmental impacts.
The Renova Foundation’s mission is to implement and manage repair, restoration and reconstruction programs in the regions impacted by the collapse of the Fundão tailings dam, located in the subdisctrict of Bento Rodrigues, in Mariana, Minas Gerais.
The Foundation’s role is to restore and re-establish the communities and resources impacted by the collapse and also to replace or compensate for what cannot be remediated, always in an efficient, competent, transparent and ethical manner.