Rio Government to Transfer R$10 Million Monthly to Depollute Baía da Guanabara

The depollution of Baía de Guanabara is a problem that has been dragging on for decades in the city and has been targeted by government programs since 1995.

By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The state government of Rio de Janeiro has pledged to transfer R$10 (US$2.5) million per month from May to December this year to the Environmental Sanitation Program of the Municipalities around Baía de Guanabara (Psam).

This as a result of a lawsuit endorsed by prosecutor Rosani da Cunha Gomes 12 years ago, against the state government and the State Water and Sewerage Company (Cedae).

According to the Public Prosecutor's Office of Rio de Janeiro (MPRJ), which attended the hearing held on Thursday, May ninth, in the . . .

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