Signing of the work order for paving BR-158, in Vale do Araguaia, takes place this Tuesday (26)

It is estimated that around 2 vehicles circulate daily along the stretch that will be paved.

25.09.2023 | 15:27 (UTC -3)
Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Cultivar edition
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This Tuesday (26), the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Carlos Fávaro, and the Minister of Transport, Renan Filho, signed the work order for the paving of the BR-158 highway in the Vale do Araguaia region, in Mato Grosso. The work will pave 120 km around the Xavante Marãiwatsédé Indigenous Land.

For the president of the Federation of Agriculture and Livestock of Mato Grosso (Famato), Vilmondes Tomain, asphalting means hope for the productive sector, mainly due to the serious risks faced due to the fact that the highway is one of the only exits in the region.

He is betting on the growth of production in the area, seen as Mato Grosso's new agricultural frontier: “today, we can consider that there are more than 1,5 million hectares planted. With BR-158 paved, you can be sure that there will be an increase in consolidated areas, without deforestation and with fertile land,” he said.

In addition to the benefits for rural production, Ronio Condão, mayor of Confresa, highlights positive points in several sectors, including health, facilitating the transport of weak people. It is estimated that around 2 vehicles circulate daily along the stretch that will be paved, including trucks that transport the region's growing agricultural production.

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