The cathedral was officially delivered in the presence of the minister and the Porto funicular was opened.

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Tourism Minister Carlos Alberto, Iphan President Larisa Peixoto and Mayor Marcelo Younes at the official presentation of the Matrix.

Minister of Tourism Carlos Alberto de Brito and President of the Institute of National Historical and Artistic Heritage (Ifan) Larisa Peixoto took part this Friday (13th) in the official opening of the Cathedral of Nossa Senhora da Candelaria and the delivery of the Funicular, already known as “bondinho”, near the port of Corumba. They were greeted by Mayor Marcelo Younes; Eduardo Rocha, Secretary of State of Mato Grosso do Sul, representing Governor Reinaldo Azambuja; Bishop Joao Aparecido Bergamasco of the Diocese of Santa Cruz; Mayor Roberto Gómez Fasaña and other civil, military and religious authorities.

Upon arrival in Corumba, Minister Carlos Alberto and his team headed straight to the headquarters of the Mother Church of Nossa Senhora da Candelaria, one of the oldest cathedrals in Mato Grosso do Sul. The minister called the transfer an “order” from President Jair Bolsonaro that all cathedrals that were under reconstruction should remain open in his government after the reforms.

“Corumbá is in the plans of the Ministry of Tourism, which does the national work, along with Embratur, which does the international promotion. So the city is always looked at with great love. And today, the restoration of the cathedral is an important tool for strengthening religious tourism, not only in Corumba, but also in Brazil. A very important point, with the surrender of this beautiful church. It is the largest temple in Mato Grosso do Sul and cannot be forgotten,” Minister Carlos Alberto said.

For Larisa Peixoto, president of Iphan, delivery strengthens teamwork, she stressed that under the current government, more than seventy works have already been delivered, which represent an investment in Brazilian cultural heritage worth more than 290 million reais, and that there are more than 76 works. in full execution, which represents an investment of more than 300 million reais.

“Congratulations to everyone at Iphan for their participation, dedication because we stayed there in Brasilia and what would we do without your work at the end, hard work. All of this is happening only because of the network of cooperation, and you are part of it, you deserve all our tribute. The view of the completely restored church of Nossa Señora da Candelaria, as well as the cable car that connects the lower and upper parts of the city, is in fact a true interplay between heritage preservation and the entertainment of the population. Such works really matter, we manage to combine conservation and development, allowing the population to enjoy the good that belongs to them, that is, their history, ”said Larrisa.

Mayor Marcelo Younes stressed that the completion of the restoration of the cathedral symbolizes the return of the historical and cultural heritage to the population of Corumba.

“The importance is that it returns the historical heritage to our population. Corumba is the cradle of culture in Mato Grosso do Sul and the Brazilian Midwest. When we accepted the mayor’s office, we committed ourselves to doing this work. Minister, I want to thank you for supporting the delivery of this beautiful church called Matriz, which received an investment of about 1.8 million reais from the federal government, about 900,000 reais from the municipality, and 300,000 reais from the state. Government,” Younes said, recalling that work was halted for four years due to project adjustments and bidding and re-bidding processes.

Secretary of State for Government and Strategic Management Eduardo Rocha spoke about the importance of the actions of the Ministry of Tourism for Corumba.

“In the current scenario, tourism will become the most job-creating industry in the world, and Corumba will be an example of a clean industry like tourism. Since the airport also operates night flights, we are confident that Corumba will become a major industrial tourism hub not only for Mato Grosso do Sul, but for the whole of Brazil. Help our city, help our state,” Eduardo Rocha addressed the Minister of Tourism.

Cable car connects high to low

Shortly thereafter, the authorities went to the port of Corumba, where in Travessa Mercurio they opened the “Bondinho”, which will connect the upper part of the municipality with the lower one.

The work will promote mobility, urbanization, improved socio-ecological and tourism conditions, as well as accessibility of the population and visitors of Porto Geral, the waterfront and the geopark complex in Casimba da Sauda.

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Opening of a funicular that will connect the upper part of the city with the lower part of the city.

The equipment has two entrances: the top one, which is located on Avenida General Rondon, next to the Old Hotel Galileo, at the beginning of Rua Frei Mariano; and lower, in a small square that gives access to Porto Heral via Travessa Mercurio. Passengers are transported through access to one of these platforms.

President Iphan said that the funicular is a meaningful work. “In fact, it represents a true interplay between heritage preservation and the enjoyment of the population. Such works really change the situation,” said Larisa Peixoto.

How will it work

The passenger enters the elevator cabin with a capacity of 06 people. The cabin, popularly known as the funicular / Plano Inclinado, runs along an inclined path along a 45-meter path, overcoming a 19-meter gap between the upper and lower platforms.

Even the open “funicular” will not yet be available to the public. City Hall will open a selection process to hire technicians to help operate the attraction.

The urban requalification was part of the Federal Government’s Historic Cities PAC package through IPHAN worth R$1,479,627.35, in addition to Corumba City Hall’s own resources. As a rule, re-qualification affects external areas, such as squares and streets, and is aimed at improving the comfort, lighting, safety, beauty and quality of life in a public space.

Other projects

Mayor Marcelo Younes stressed that Corumbá is undergoing other work, which was made possible thanks to Iphan’s resources. “We have the Old Mercadan, the Old Town Hall, the Mixed Commission; Casa do Artesão, as well as Casa de Cultura Luiz de Albuquerque. I ask for this view of Corumba, we need the support of the federal government, the state is a great partner so that we can implement these projects, ”he emphasized.

According to the Minister of Tourism, the city’s retraining highly values ​​tourism in Corumba. “Corumba is in our plans, 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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