Last Wednesday, the 8th, the secretary of transport and works, Edimarcos ‘Chicão’ Dallagnol, participated in the Sete e Meia Program on Rádio Educadora. He spoke about the progress of post-flood work in Dois Vizinhos and the actions necessary to minimize problems. “We received, together with Mayor Carlinhos Turatto (PP), Mayor Cleber Fontana (PSDB), from Beltrão, who gave us the number of the engineer Ricardo who designed the project to contain the flooding there and, on Saturday, the 4th, we already received him here and we pass through the galleries, through the neighborhoods to Fazenda Mazurana. Here we have the particularity that a lot of water comes from the interior and, sometimes, it stopped raining in the city and the water from the interior arrived and started to raise the river levels. There, next to the Leonardo da Vinci College, he said: here you don’t even need a project, you can tear everything apart and build a bridge. We have 21 galleries that cross the city and this ends up damming water. We also went to Curitiba, together with the mayor and secretary Valdemar, without an agenda, but Litro managed urgent meetings and we asked for three bridges on the streets Rua Salgado Filho and José de Alencar (near Leonardo) and Dedi Barichello, which is where it comes in the River to the city and it never flooded, but it ended up being affected. We asked for R$4 million for these three bridges. Maybe it’s not much, but it helps. We also thought about a containment lake, aiming to solve the Sagrada Família problem, with an estimated investment of R$10 million. We ordered 170 beams from DER to rebuild the bridges in the interior, an order from Sanepar to readjust the water and sewage networks that pass under the bridges. It’s difficult to measure, but to practically solve the Sagrada Família problem the cost exceeds R$30 million,” he said.
He spoke about the problems caused by the floods. “Inland, 15 to 18 bridges collapsed. Initially we counted 10, 12 and now more have appeared. We created projects, filed them with the State Government, but we have a whole bureaucracy and we are not going to leave people without access, we are going to continue the recovery. We have culverts and asphalt in the city. The immediate problems refer to around 180, 200 kilometers of roads that have been damaged out of the 850 kilometers of dirt roads we have in the municipality. It’s difficult to have a deadline, but if time cooperates, in a matter of six, seven months we will have everything resolved. We will fill in the gaps, ask for understanding, and then we will provide a more complete service”, he adds.
Chicão said he had never experienced similar flooding. “I’m a resident of Sagrada Família and I remember a rain, in 1993 or 1996, that reached the middle of the Rio Grande do Sul block, between Iguaçu and Capanema, and ended up close to Monteiro Lobato. On Monday and Tuesday it was a scene from a horror movie, more than 500 loads of furniture were thrown away. Our feeling was of wanting to help and not having anything to do. You find yourself in the middle of the water, pulling people out, acting on instinct, without thinking about anything. I’ve been working at Viação e Obras for 22 years and water has never arrived, this time it did. We don’t have an accounting yet, but we will have some damage to the machines and we are solving them”, he concludes.
Source: Educator Portal