The Cathedral is officially handed over in the presence of a minister and the Port Funicular is inaugurated

Anderson Gallo / Corumbaense Diary

The Minister of Tourism, Carlos Alberto, the president of Iphan, Larissa Peixoto and the mayor Marcelo Iunes at the official handover of the Matrix

The Minister of Tourism, Carlos Alberto de Brito and the president of the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (Iphan), Larissa Peixoto, participated this Friday (13) in the official reopening of the Cathedral of Nossa Senhora da Candelária and the delivery of the Funicular, formerly known as “bondinho”, in the port area of ​​Corumbá. They were greeted by Mayor Marcelo Iunes; the Secretary of Government of the State of Mato Grosso do Sul, Eduardo Rocha, representing the Governor Reinaldo Azambuja; Bishop João Aparecido Bergamasco, of the Diocese of Santa Cruz; Mayor Roberto Gomes Façanha and other civil, military and religious authorities.

Upon his arrival in Corumbá, Minister Carlos Alberto and his team went directly to the headquarters of the Mother Church of Nossa Senhora da Candelária, one of the oldest cathedrals in Mato Grosso do Sul. The minister highlighted the handover as an “order” from President Jair Bolsonaro to keep open all cathedrals, which were undergoing renovations, in his government after the reforms.

“Corumbá is part of the planning of the Ministry of Tourism, which carries out the national work together with Embratur, which deals with international promotion. The city, therefore, is always looked upon with great affection. And, today, the restoration of the Cathedral is an important tool to strengthen religious tourism not only in Corumbá, but in Brazil. A very important moment, with the handover of this beautiful church. It is the largest temple in Mato Grosso do Sul, which can never be forgotten, ”said Minister Carlos Alberto.

For Larissa Peixoto, president of Iphan, the delivery strengthens teamwork, highlighted that there are more than seventy works already delivered during the current government representing investments of over R $ 290 million of Brazilian cultural heritage and that there are more than 76 works in full execution, representing an amount of over R $ 300 million in investments.

“Congratulations to everyone at Iphan for their commitment, commitment, why we stayed there in Brasilia and what we would do without your work in the end, the hard work. All this happens only thanks to a collaborative network and you are part of it, you deserve all our tributes. Seeing the church of Nossa Senhora da Candelária, completely restored, and also the cable car, which makes this connection between the lower and the upper part of the city, represent in fact the real interaction between the conservation of the Heritage and the enjoyment of the population. Works like these really make a difference, we are managing to reconcile conservation and development, bringing the population to enjoy the good that is theirs which is their history ”, said Larrisa.

Mayor Marcelo Iunes stressed that the delivery of the restoration of the Cathedral symbolizes the return of a historical and cultural heritage to the people of Corumba.

“The importance is that it returns its historical heritage to our population. Corumbá is the cradle of culture from Mato Grosso do Sul and the Brazilian Midwest. When we took over the town hall, we made a commitment to carry out this work. Minister, I want to thank you for the support for the delivery of this beautiful church that is the Matriz, which has had investments of about R $ 1.8 million from the federal government, about R $ 900 thousand from the Municipality and R $ 300 thousand from the State Government ” , Iunes said, recalling that the works were interrupted for four years due to readjustments in the project and the tendering and re-contracting procedures.

The Secretary of State for Government and Strategic Management, Eduardo Rocha, spoke about the importance of the actions of the Ministry of Tourism for Corumbá.

“In this current scenario, tourism will be the industry that will generate the most jobs in the world and Corumbá will be an example of this clean industry that is tourism. Airport that also operates with night flights, we are sure that Corumbá will be a great pole of industrial tourism, not only for Mato Grosso do Sul, but also for Brazil. Help our city, help our state ”, Eduardo Rocha asked the Minister of Tourism.

The cable car connects the high end with the low end

Soon after, the authorities went down to the Port of Corumbá, where in Travessa Mercúrio, they inaugurated the “Bondinho”, which will connect the upper part with the lower part of the municipality.

The work will promote mobility, urbanization, the improvement of socio-environmental and tourist conditions and the accessibility of the population and visitors to Porto Geral, the riverside and the Geopark Complex in Cacimba da Saúde.

Anderson Gallo / Corumbaense Diary

Inauguration of the funicular, which will connect the upper part of the city to the lower part of the city

The equipment has two entrance platforms: the upper one, located on Avenida General Rondon, near the Old Hotel Galileo, at the beginning of Rua Frei Mariano; and the lower one, in a small square that gives access to Porto Geral through Travessa Mercúrio. Passengers are transported via access to one of these platforms.

The Iphan president said the funicular is a significant work. “In fact, it represents the true interaction between the conservation of heritage and the use of the population. Works like this are really making a difference, ”remarked Larissa Peixoto.

How it will work

The passenger enters the lift cabin with a capacity of 06 people. The cabin – popularly known as Funicular / Plano Inclinato – runs along an inclined path, in a path of 45 meters, overcoming a difference in height (height) of 19 meters between the upper and lower platforms.

Even open, the “cable car” will not yet be made available to the population. City Hall will open a selection process to hire technical staff to help run the attraction.

The urban redevelopment was part of the federal government’s Historic Cities PAC package, via IPHAN, with a value of R $ 1,479,627.35, in addition to the own resources of the municipality of Corumbá. Generally, the redevelopment affects outdoor areas, such as squares and streets, and aims to add more comfort, lighting, safety, beauty and quality of life to the public space.

Other projects

Mayor Marcelo Iunes pointed out that Corumbá has other works underway, made possible with resources through Iphan. “We have the Old Mercadão, the Old Town Hall, the Mixed Commission; the Casa do Artesão and also the Casa de Cultura Luiz de Albuquerque. I ask for this look at Corumbá, we need the support of the federal government, the state is a great partner, so that we can carry out these projects ”, he stressed.

According to the Minister of Tourism, urban redevelopment strongly enhances tourism in Corumba. “Corumbá is part of our plans, he is counting on the mayor of the federal government. These are actions that further strengthen Corumbá and Brazilian tourism ”, concluded Carlos Alberto de Brito.

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