Debating possibilities and alternatives to reactivate the idle rail network for freight transport in Rio de Janeiro is one of the objectives of the special commission created this Tuesday (15) at the state legislative assembly (Alerj). The Pro-Ferrovias Fluminense Parliamentary Front also intends to formulate public policies for the sector.
The coordinator of the Parliamentary Front, Deputy Luiz Paulo (PSD), highlighted the importance of setting up the Front for the state and said that the city is behind compared to other states.
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“This is one of the most significant Fronts of Parliament, because the State of Rio, historically, is far behind in terms of the logistics of transporting cargo on rails. We are among the states of Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo and São Paulo where the railroads they are well developed… Our Rio de Janeiro, however, has few railway networks, with predominant transport of cargo by road”, he said.
Luiz Paulo pointed out that it is necessary to have consolidated transport logistics on rails, because in the next two months the Strategic Plan for Economic and Social Development will be delivered, and he will base the Multi-Year Plan (PPA).
During the meeting, deputy Lucinha (PSD) was elected deputy coordinator and deputy Martha Rocha will be general secretary of the Frente Pró-Ferrovias Fluminense. After the vote, the deputies stated that they will present new propositions related to the sector.
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Martha Rocha informed that she will present some indicators and actions that can be developed to strengthen the dynamism of cargo logistics through railroads. She also explained what Alerj can do with regard to investments granted by the federal government through the New Growth Acceleration Program (PAC).
“Investing in cargo logistics, via the railroad, guarantees development. Rio de Janeiro is the state that will receive the greatest number of investments from the PAC. actions of the state government with the federal government”, said the deputy.
Deputy Rosenverg Reis (MDB) also participated in the meeting; AENFER’s Cultural Technical Vice President of Memory and Railway Preservation, Hélio Suevo; the Transport Secretary of Japeri, José Augusto Valente; the Director of Transport and Logistics at Crea-RJ, Itamar Marques; the coordinator of the Movement in Defense of Trains (MDT), Fábio Ferreira; the CEO of Alerj’s Tax Advisory, Mauro Osorio; and the president of the Fluminense Railway Preservation Association, Ricardo Lafaiete.
Source: BdF Rio de Janeiro
Editing: Eduardo Miranda