The projects for the construction and remodeling of the sugar mills in the coastal communities of the Paraná Coast were contracted by the Port Administration of Paranaguá and Antonina (Appa). With this, the expectation is that the presentation and approval with the community happens in early 2019. There will be five new structures and nine reformed ones, with an estimated cost of R $ 10 million.
The renovation works are planned for the communities of Amparo, Europinha, Eufrasina, Ilha do Mel (Brasília and Encantadas), Ilha do Teixeira, Piaçaguera, Rocio and Vila Maciel. New units will be built on Valadares Island and in the municipalities of Pontal do Sul and Antonina (Ponta da Pita and Portinho).
“The trapiches are fundamental for the safe landing of the communities that live in the islands of the bay of Paranaguá, whether for tourism, for fishing activity and for the day to day of the families. With the renovation and construction of new structures, the residents will have more security, agility in their daily activities and quality of life, “said Appa’s CEO, Lourenço Fregonese.
The consortium that won the bid for the execution of the projects is formed by EXE and Belov Engenharia, specialized in maritime and port works. After the validation of the projects by each community and with the presentation of all the necessary licenses, the company will be tendered to carry out the works.
The public consultations, which have been made since the beginning of the process, have made it possible to listen to the demands and gather suggestions from the residents. “Antonina was contemplated with two structures and during the meetings with the community, it was decided to move one of the points to Porto do Cabral, to attend the community of Portinho, which has a great concentration of fishermen,” says the mayor José Paulo Vieira Azim .
“These trapiches are an ancient yearning of the population of Antonin, mainly of the families that live from the fishing and the gathering of shellfish. We believe that with them we will have an increase in the local economy, in the direct extraction of the fish or in the increase of the flow of tourists who visit the region to fish, “he adds.
José Carlos Pereira, a fisherman from Ponta da Pita, participated in the meetings and is excited about the work. “My boat does not lie on the edge of the beach, so there is a risk of slipping, of hurting. With the mill, no, it’s just going to hit. Today I’m going to tell my community that the construction will happen “, celebrates.
For Luiz Augusto de Azevedo, fishing engineer of Paranaguá prefecture, the structures allow to expand the community tourism. “It is important to do work for the benefit of the fishing community, to look for alternative income. The trapiches improve the conditions for the visitation of tourists and this brings a new source of income to the fishermen, “he said.
EQUILIBRIO: The construction and remodeling of the mills is part of the compensation program for fishing activity and is a requirement of Environmental License 1144/2016, issued by Ibama to authorize the dredging of deepening of the ports of Paranaguá and Antonina. The intention is to minimize possible damage to port activity in affected communities.
All mills will follow the same construction model to ensure a level playing field. “Throughout 2018 Appa worked hard in the authorization processes with the Brazilian Navy, the Port Authority of Paraná and the Secretariat of the Patrimony of the Union, in addition to making feasible the contracting of executive projects,” explains Appa’s director of Environment, Bruno Guimarães.
The projects were validated by a commission made up of representatives from various operational and environmental agencies, including Appa, Ibama, the Environmental Institute of Paraná (IAP), the Ministry of Fisheries, the State Public Ministry, the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio) of State of Agriculture and Supply (Seab), Federal University of Paraná and prefectures.
Source: APPA – Administração dos Portos de Paranaguá e Antonina