The cathedral is officially handed over with the presence of a minister and the Porto Funicular is inaugurated

Anderson Gallo / Diário Corumbaense

Minister of Tourism Carlos Alberto, President of Iphan, Larissa Peixoto and Mayor Marcelo Iunes at the official handover of the Matrix

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

Upon 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 in his government after the reforms all the cathedrals, which were under renovation.

“Corumbá is in the planning of the Ministry of Tourism, which does the national work together with Embratur, which does international promotion. Therefore, the city is always viewed with great affection. And today, the restoration of the Cathedral is an important tool for consolidating religious tourism not only in Corumbá, but also in Brazil. A very important moment, with the teaching 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 Iphan, the delivery strengthens teamwork, stressed that there are over seventy works already delivered during the current government which represent investments of over 290 million R $ of Brazilian cultural heritage and that there are over 76 works. in full execution, representing an amount of over R $ 300 million in investments.

“Congratulations to everyone at Iphan for the commitment, the commitment, because we stayed there in Brasilia and what we would do without your work in the end, hard work. All this happens only thanks to a collaborative network and you are part of it, you deserve all our tributes. The view of the completely restored church of Nossa Senhora da Candelária, as well as the cable car, which makes this connection between the lower and upper parts of the city, is in fact the real interaction between heritage conservation and the joy of the population. Works like this really make a difference, we manage 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 restoration of a historical and cultural heritage to the people of Corumba.

“The important thing is that it restores the historical heritage to our population. Corumbá is the cradle of culture in Mato Grosso do Sul and the Brazilian Midwest. When we took over the City Hall, we undertook to deliver this work. Minister, I want to thank you for your support in the delivery of this beautiful church which is the Matrix, which had investments of approximately R $ 1.8 million from the Federal Government, approximately R $ 900 thousand from the Municipality and R $ 300 thousand from at the state. Government “, said Iunes, recalling that the works were stopped for four years due to readjustments in the project and the bidding and bidding processes.

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. The airport, which also operates night flights, is confident that Corumbá will be a major hub for 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 top to the bottom

Soon after, the authorities landed in the port of Corumbá, where, in Travessa Mercúrio, they inaugurated the “Bondinho”, which will link the upper part to the lower part of the municipality.

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

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Inauguration of the Funicular, which will connect the upper part of the city with the lower part of the city

The equipment has two entrance platforms: the upper one, which is located on Avenida General Rondon, close to 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 via Travessa Mercúrio. Passengers are transported by access to one of these platforms.

President Iphan said the funicular is a significant work. “In fact, it is the real interaction between heritage conservation and the joy of the population. Works like this really make a difference, “said Larissa Peixoto.

How it will work

The passenger enters the elevator car with a capacity of 06 people. The cabin – popularly known as the Funicular / Plano Inclinado – runs along a sloping track, on a path of 45 meters, overcoming a gap (height) of 19 meters between the upper and lower platforms.

Even when open, the “cable car” will not yet be made available to the public. The mayor’s office will open a selection process to hire technical people to help exploit the attraction.

The urban redevelopment was part of the Federal Government’s Historic Cities CAP package, through IPHAN, worth R $ 1,479,627.35, in addition to Corumbá City Hall’s own resources. In general, requalification involves 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 in progress, possible with resources through Iphan. “We have the Old Mercadão, the Old City Hall, the Joint Commission; 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 deliver these projects “, he underlined.

According to the Minister of Tourism, urban redevelopment strongly values ​​tourism in Corumba. “Corumbá is part of our planning, count 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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