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The inauguration ceremonies of the Testing and Counseling Center (CTA) and the Professional Education Center (CEP) brought together authorities, entrepreneurs and local society, who highlighted the positive results that the investments will bring to the region.

“Having quality health care is very important, especially in the interior of Pará, where the logistics to move a patient are complicated and resources are few” said Monielly Fidalgo, president of the Municipal Union of Associations of Residents of Paragominas, during the inauguration of the Testing and Counseling Center (CTA).

The Center will serve people with AIDS, STDs and viral hepatitis, the first of its kind in northeastern Pará. The services offered will also benefit five other neighboring cities: Dom Eliseu, Ipixuna do Pará, Mãe do Rio, São Miguel and Ulianópolis.

Among the services offered by CTA are the reception and monitoring of patients; rapid HIV detection test; complementary laboratory tests; treatment against the HPV virus, which causes various infectious diseases; group therapy and psychosocial treatment. The Center will have 15 professionals, including health technicians, nurses, doctors and psychologists, with the capacity to serve 30 patients per day.

At the inauguration ceremony, the mayor of Paragominas, Adnan Demachki, stressed the importance of the partnership with Hydro Paragominas for the establishment of CTA. "It is a demonstration that we are in tune with the interests and needs of the population, since the health area has the second largest budget in the municipality," said Demachki.

According to Hydro Paragominas' Institutional Relations analyst, Themis Solange, “the quality of life of the population will increase and we will have more precise numbers of people with STDs and AIDS, which will make it possible to draw a profile of these diseases in the locality”. < / p>

Professional Education

The Professional Education Center (CEP) has the capacity to serve 600 students per month, who will be trained by SENAI in areas such as industrial and electrical mechanics, security, civil construction, automation and information technology.

Hydro's Bauxite and Alumina Operations Director, Fernando Simões, Hydro Paragominas Director, Geraldo Brittes, the representative of the governor of Pará, Sidney Rosa, the mayor of Paragominas, Adnam were present at the inauguration ceremony Demachki, the president of FIEPA, José Conrado and the regional director of SESI, Gerson Peres.

The implementation of the CEP will allow the population to have access to high-level courses and achieve better professional qualification to work not only in Hydro's mining activities, but also in other companies located in the region.

According to the Mayor of Paragominas, the initiative “is important, as it prepares our workers and young people for the job market”.

The Professional Education Center became a reality through a partnership with the city hall and SENAI.

According to the director of Hydro Paragominas, CEP was conceived in 2007, but factors such as the global economic crisis of 2008 ended up postponing the inauguration of the project.

“The company did not give up and, now, what was a dream has come true. We invested R $ 8 million to build and equip this center with the best technology, which leaves nothing to be desired for any of the best vocational education centers in the country ”, highlighted Geraldo.

The center has five classrooms with a capacity of 40 students each, four laboratories and a living area. The area of 34,000 m2 where the CEP is located was donated by the city government and SENAI will be responsible for professional courses due to the experience in training people for the development of industrial activities.

“This center will qualify workers not only from Paragominas, but also from nearby municipalities, being yet another fundamental structure for the promotion of regional development”, said the regional director of SENAI, Gerson Peres.

SENAI expects to train more than 1,500 students by the end of this year, a goal praised by the director of operations Fernando Simões. Speaking at the CEP inauguration ceremony, he stressed that initiatives like this demonstrate in a practical way how Hydro practices its mission of contributing to a more viable society.

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