The Scientific Committee of RJ approved the fireworks display on New Year’s Eve 2022. The information was confirmed to CNN Brasil by sources linked to the state government.
According to the investigation, despite the authorization, the technical group that advises Cláudio Castro’s decisions recommended that public musical performances not be held and that municipalities draw up a plan to avoid crowding.
The Minutes with the position of the Committee should be published in the Official Gazette this Thursday (12/09) and the decision on the event under the conditions suggested by the group, will be up to Castro e Paes.
One of the possibilities is to limit the public, prohibiting parking in Copacabana and without a special public transport scheme.
The decision comes four days after the mayor of Rio, Eduardo Paes, announced the cancellation of the New Year’s Eve party in the city. According to Paes, the reason would be a preliminary decision by the State Committee not to hold the party.
The next day, however, the mayor’s speech was contested by the Secretary of Health of the State, Alexandre Chieppe, who stated that the Committee’s official position had not yet been given.
On Monday (06), Eduardo Paes presented a proposal to Governor Cláudio Castro to carry out only the fireworks display, with music on loudspeakers around Copacabana’s shore.
This Wednesday (8), the official newspaper of the municipality of Rio de Janeiro brought the approval of the electronic auction for the choice of the company that will make the fireworks show at Flamengo beach, in the south zone of Rio de Janeiro.
The city will spend R$413,000 to hire the company Inside Fx, which had already provided the service in 2019, to return to the ferries that set off fireworks on the beach.
In addition to Flamengo beach, the city of Rio de Janeiro also foresees fireworks at the Igreja da Penha and Copacabana beach.
In the case of Penha, the authorization for the electronic auction was published in the city’s official gazette in early December.
Reference: CNN Brasil