Former EP Minister Gilson Machado travels to Recife 8 times in 2022

From the beginning of the year until April 4, when he left the federal government, then-Minister of Tourism Gilson Machado, who is from Pernambuco, born in Recife, made 34 official trips with the support of Brazilian Air Force aircraft, the second record of the corporation itself. In 2021, the minister made 7 trips in the same period. None for Pernambuco.

In 2022, the most frequent destination is Northeast, 11 trips (32%), most (8 times) to Recife. According to the press, President Jair Bolsonaro said on April 10 that Gilson Machado would run for the Senate. “We are joining forces with our former Pernambuco government candidate, Anderson Ferreira, and also with Gilson Machado for the Senate. ”.


In January, the minister traveled six times in total, with 3 to the Northeast and once to Recife. His first trips took place from Brasília to Rio de Janeiro, on the 13th, taking a entourage of 13 people. Thus, after a visit to the National Secretary for Tourism Development and Competitiveness, Fábio Augusto Pinheiro, Gilson went directly to Leblon. There, he attended the opening ceremony of Rio Innovation Week, a space that, according to information from the Ministry of Science and Technology, will promote extensive meetings, debates and workshops on innovation and technology.

On the 25th, the Northeast became part of the travel destination. The first was in Maceió (AL). On that occasion, Gilson Machado took 14 people to participate in the launch of the Northeast Arretado Roadshow in Maceió (AL). The project focuses, according to an interview on TV Brasil, on helping Northeast tourism, which after two years of pandemic, can finally return with more force.

He traveled to Parnaíba (PI) on the 27th. The proposal was to participate in the Official Programming of the Cerapió Rally. At the 35th edition, the competition aims to generate attractions and fun through racing in five ways: cars, bicycles, motorcycles, quads and UTVS. A few days later (31), the minister left for Recife (PE). This time, a meeting with the board of the Pernambuco State Federation of Industries was included, entitled to a technical visit to the port of Recife, as part of an institutional visit. Thus, he took the opportunity to follow the dredging works that cost around 28 million reais, according to the data on Porto’s own website.


In February, there were 173 flights by Bolsonaro government ministers. Gilson Machado traveled the most with 15 flights. He traveled most of the time to the northeast, with 7 flights, five to Recife (PE). Containing, on average, in all his travels, he took 12 people in his entourage.


That month, Gilson revealed the superiority of the incentives that were made in the region where he was born. In February (4), he was involved in the restoration of the Menino Deus Church and the redevelopment of the Menino Deus Square in Sobral / EC and visited the Estaiada Bridge over the Acaraú River.

Now in Rio de Janeiro (7th), he presented the title of citizen of the state of Rio de Janeiro and the Tiradentes medal. The next day, he went to Salgueiro (PE) and visited the facilities of the Eixo Norte pumping station and the inauguration of the Operational Control Center for the transposition of the São Francisco River. On the same day, he went to Jati (EC) to attend the São Francisco River Water Release Act for the state of Ceará. Now in São Paulo, he went to the Pele Museum in Santos.

In this regard, 6 days later (16), the former minister left for Goiânia (GO) and entered a ceremony to hand over the work of the former police chief. He stayed in Minas Gerais for 3 days, during which time his routine was summarized in Ouro Preto (MG) to revitalize the Igreja Matriz de Santo Antônio, in Mariana (MG) in the Church of Nossa Senhora do Rosário dos Pretos and in Sabará ( MG) Sobrado gives the City Hall there.

On February 18, he flew to Recife (PE) and met with Archbishop Fernando Saburido to strengthen the agreement and cooperation between the Archdiocese of Olinda and Recife and the Ministry of Tourism to capitalize on cultural heritage and tourism in these two areas.

The calendar marked the 21st and Gilson Machado was in Barcelos (AM), stayed there for 3 nights and met with local leaders to deal with fishing tourism, visited the Marius Archipelago, Jaú National Park and participated in airport for opening.

From the 24th to the end of the period, he went to Fernando de Noronha / PE to set up new internet antennas; of the Contract for the Study of the Marina and the Delivery of Computers, together with the Ministry of Communications, invested in talks with local authorities and tourism trade, saw works to recover the homes of the Air Force ceded to ICMBio, in connection with the Air Force commander and checked PIC do Leão (National Park), to access the internet antennas and the end of the inaugural box.


On the first day of the month, Gilson launched the Safe Tourism program. The launch meeting of the project took place in Brasília. The Minister joined the launch of Recife, this initiative to create the program can bring a big breakthrough for tourism in the country, according to GDF, as it aims to develop political and public actions to improve service to tourists, the project. involves 59 actions on seven axes, including a diagnosis of tourism safety. Subsequently, he signed contracts signed with funds from FNE – Banco do Nordeste for the Tourism sector.

From Recife, he returned to Brasília and went to Fortaleza, on the 3rd. ceremony delivery of the restoration works of the Igreja do Menino Deus and made a technical visit to the Estaiada bridge over the river Acaraú.

In this context, he spent the weekend there and went straight to Rio de Janeiro, he was included in ceremony handing over the title of citizen of the state of Rio de Janeiro and the Tiradentes medal, and in his entourage were 14 people.

In Minas Gerais, the former minister had a greater concern for religion, being, for the most part, attending church ceremonies, which were the Igreja Matriz de Santo Antônio and the church of Nossa Senhora do Rosário dos Pretos.

The state of Pernambuco was again its destination on the 18th, it was again present on TV Nova Nordeste still in Recife and it continued with the participation in the inauguration of the internet antennas and in meetings with the local authorities.

The following week, the destinations were Ceará, Paraíba and Pernambuco. He was a member of the Presidential Committee on a technical visit to the Eixo Norte pumping station facilities and the inauguration of the São Francisco River Operational Control Center.

He also participated in the presidential entourage in the Water Release Act from the São Francisco River to the state of Ceará and was part of the presidential entourage visiting the Caiçara Reservoir.

After a full week of video conferencing, mostly via Skype, Gilson Machado left for the Amazon. In the state, he held meetings with local leaders to talk about fishing, handicrafts and passed through the archipelagos.


The March program included the reopening of works at Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora Mae dos Homens (AL), an inspection of works at Araguaína Airport and the Convention Center in (Araguaína / TO), with a visit to modernization. and qualification work for Araguaína Airport (TO), the construction of the Xambioá Bridge, the launch of the “DNA do Brasil” Program, the cornerstone of the New Army Sergeant School (EP), the Water Working Group (EC). He inaugurated the new headquarters of the IPHAN Superintendency in Pernambuco (EP) and attended the “Planalto Muribequinha” handover ceremony in Jaboatão dos Guararapes, in partnership with the Ministry of Regional Development (EP).

Former Minister of Tourism Gilson Machado has traveled 9 times (5 to the northeast and 2 to Recife). With a trip to Alagoas on the 7th, the minister entered ceremony of the reopening of the restoration works of the Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora Mae dos Homens, in Coqueiro Seco, and went to a meeting with Maria Decele Damaso de Almeida, the mayor of Coqueiro Seco (AL). In São Paulo, he went to ceremony the opening ceremony of the 14th edition of the Feira Pesca & Companhia Trade Show.

On the 18th, he returned to travel northeast. This time, he went to visit the town hall of Jaboatão dos Guararapes (PE), went to visit the town hall of Jaboatão dos Guararapes -PE and met with the local authorities. After that, at Tocantins, he was on the Presidential Committee in Ceremony Launch of the “DNA do Brasil” Program. And on the same day, he returned to Brasília for the Thanksgiving service to celebrate the birthday of the first lady, Michelle Bolsonaro.

At the end of the month, 25, he traveled to Maragogi (AL), where he was in an interview with Cassiano Verçosa, a reporter for Maragogi FM radio. He later returned to Recife (PE). On the 29th he returned to the capital and entered the Method of Solemnity of the Launch: You would like it and met Corinna Keller, vice president of CNN International. Gilson Machado’s last act was the opening of the new IPHAN Superintendency headquarters and, in Brasília, where he said goodbye.

After consulting, the Ministry of Tourism did not answer the questions sent by the report. The former minister could not be reached for comment.

By Monique Del Rosso, Nathalia Maciel and Maria Eduarda Prado
Photo: Isac Nóbrega / PR

Supervised by Luiz Claudio Ferreira

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