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Marinho says the government released nearly R$9m to cities after rains in Bahia

The minister of Regional Development, Rogério Marinho, said in an interview with CNN, this Monday (13), that the federal government has already allocated R$ 8.7 million to help cities affected by the rains in Bahia. Data from the State’s Civil Defense and Protection Superintendence show that 10 people died and 267 were injured in the tragedy.

“We have already released resources in the amount of almost R$9 million reais; R$8.7 million for cities that presented their work plans in less than 24 hours. The presentation of the plan is a constitutional obligation and is demanded from us by the control bodies, but we are eliminating all the bureaucracy”, said the minister.

This Sunday (12), the president Jair Bolsonaro flew over the regions affected by the rain and Bahia. The federal government’s objective was to assess the damage caused by the storms with the intention of drawing up a support plan for the reconstruction of these cities.

AT CNN, Rogério Marinho stated that the works should not be evaluated as “political disputes”, referring to the government of Bahia.

“This is not a political dispute, we have people who have been victims of a tragedy, the president was in the region and was received with great affection by the population, and this seems to bother him, because the governor of Bahia was on the same date, in a nearby city and was fanned by the population. Certainly the perception of the people who are there is that the federal government is helping”, said Marinho.

rains in Bahia

According to the latest update by the Civil Defense and Protection Superintendence of the State of Bahia, 10 people died and 267 were injured after heavy rains that have hit the south of the state since last week.

Also according to the Superintendence, 220,297 people were affected by the storms. Among them, 15,199 were left homeless and 6,371 homeless.

At least 51 cities in Bahia are in an emergency situation.

Reference: CNN Brasil

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