Serto do Araripe gets new airport, more water in taps and road

Serto do Araripe gets new airport, more water in taps and road
Serto do Araripe gets new airport, more water in taps and road
Photo: Flvio Japa/Seinfra

Government of Pernambuco inaugurated the Araripina air terminal this Friday. In Ouricuri, it delivered the Compesa pipeline system and reformed the Sassepe branch. For Bodocó, it authorized the implementation of the PE-560, totaling R$ 34 million in resources invested by the State in the three cities

After announcing the start of sales of air tickets on commercial flights to Sertão do Araripe, Governor Paulo Câmara was, on the morning of this Friday (23.09), in Araripina, where he opened the city’s Airport. The visit to the region included the delivery of a new pipeline system by Compesa that brings piped water to 2,000 families in Ouricuri, a municipality that also received the renovation and expansion of the Sassepe branch. In Bodocó, in the same region, the implementation of a new state highway, the PE-560, was announced. Added together, investments reached the mark of R$ 34 million.

“We are very satisfied with this set of actions that have already been delivered and others that we are yet to deliver. For us, it is very important to complete these eight years as governor with all the resources guaranteed so that these works can continue and be delivered to the population, improving everyone’s quality of life”, said Paulo Câmara.

The interventions at the airport were coordinated by the Secretariat of Infrastructure and Water Resources (Seinfra), which invested R$ 6.2 million to enable commercial flights to arrive in Araripina. The work included the installation of the new temporary passenger terminal, construction of the security wall, restoration of the pavement and horizontal signaling of the aircraft movement area. The new route between Recife and Araripina will start operating on October 19, with connections three times a week by Azul Conecta, the regional arm of Azul Linhas Aéreas. Airline ticket sales began on September 16.

The secretary of Seinfra, Fernandha Batista, emphasized the importance of the air terminal for the region and the interiorization of aviation in the State. “We are very happy to deliver a new airport to the population that will shorten distances, in addition to increasing local tourism and encouraging the generation of new business. The last investment made in the Araripina aerodrome was in 1997, at the time of the then governor Miguel Arraes”, she pointed out.

Now, Pernambuco has commercial airports in six regions: in Agreste Central (Oscar Laranjeira, in Caruaru) and South (Garanhuns), in Sertão do Pajeú (Santa Magalhães, in Serra Talhada) and in Araripe, in Fernando de Noronha and in Petrolina , in the Sertão do São Francisco. It is expected that, by the end of 2022, contributions to regional aviation will reach R$ 55.2 million.

Driven by the transformation in infrastructure, regional aviation in Pernambuco has shown relevant numbers. In November 2021, the Oscar Laranjeira terminals, in Caruaru, and the Santa Magalhães, in Serra Talhada, complete two years of commercial operation. The demand for flights departing and arriving from these cities represented 15,182 passengers between November 2020 and August this year. In the Capital of Agreste, 6,450 people used the air network during this period, while in the city of Sertão do Pajeú the modal was chosen by 8,732.

OURICURI – Continuing the agenda through the Sertão, governor Paulo Câmara, accompanied by the secretary of Infrastructure and Water Resources, Fernandha Batista, and the president of Compesa, Manuela Marinho, inaugurated another water supply project. This time, the benefited location was Tamboril, which is located in Ouricuri. A completely new pipeline system will guarantee the treated water in the residents’ taps. Before the work, Tamboril did not have a water distribution network, with water supply through water trucks. More than R$ 2 million were invested in the local water main system.

The State Government also delivered to the residents of Ouricuri and region the new headquarters, expanded and renovated, of the advanced unit of the Health Care System for Employees of the State of Pernambuco (Sassepe). The restructuring of the service made it possible to expand the specialties offered, with cardiology, orthopedics, internal medicine and gynecology, as well as psychological care, oral health, scheduling of expertise and monitoring of hypertensive and diabetic patients. Managed by the Institute of Human Resources (IRH), Sassepe as a whole benefits 178,000 state civil servants and their dependents through its own accredited network.

BODOCÓ – During the afternoon, in the municipality of Bodocó, the work order was signed for the implementation of the PE-560 highway, from the junction of PE-545 to the district of Sipaúba. With an investment of R$ 26 million, the work will span 14.42 kilometers and will be carried out by the Department of Highways (DER). The service includes complete paving, drainage and signage, and is expected to be completed within one year. More than 40,000 residents of the region will benefit from more safety and agility in their displacement.

Also participating in the events were state secretaries Marília Lins (Administration) and Marcelo Canuto (Chief of Staff); mayors Ricardo Ramos (Ouricuri), Doutor Otávio (Bodocó) and Raimundo Pimentel (Araripina); as well as councilors and other authorities in the region.


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