The total of 4,536 family units in Barcarena (PA) will receive, on July 28, the amount corresponding to the remaining balance of the third and final stage of delivery of Hydro's food cards. The temporary benefit is provided for in the Term of Commitment for Adjustment of Conduct (TAC) agreed between the Hydro and Alunorte companies, State and Federal Ministério Público, and the Governo do Estado do Pará, through the Secretaria de Estado de Meio Ambiente e Sustentabilidade (SEMAS), as a result of heavy rains in February 2018.
The remaining balance was calculated after delivery of the food cards through visits directly to the addresses provided by the beneficiaries and after 90 days of service at a physical point at Cabana Clube, in Barcarena. According to what was agreed in the fourth amendment of the TAC, the remaining amount will be distributed equally among the beneficiaries of the third stage who have withdrawn their food cards. Each family unit in possession of the food card will receive BRL 174.50.
The temporary benefit of the third and final stage was intended for the family members who presented the required documentation in 2019 and who were not covered in the previous steps. The benefit dedicated to each family unit the equivalent to 70% of the minimum wage in force in 2022, in three installments of deposit, and add this extra installment with the remaining amount.
The completion of the third and final phase of the temporary benefit results in the payment of more than R$69.4 million distributed to 20,300 family units.
With this payment, Alunorte and Hydro will fully comply with another item of the TAC and continue to execute the agreed commitments.
In case of doubt, representatives of family units can contact Hydro's Canal Direto, by calling 0800 721 07 94. The service operates 24 hours, every day.
The TAC was signed to deepen understanding of the main issues and doubts of local society regarding the heavy rains that occurred in February 2018, in the municipality of Barcarena (PA), as well as to carry out audits of Alunorte's operations. Signed in September of the same year, the TAC provides for the implementation of emergency measures based on the principles of precaution and prevention, in addition to maintaining a cooperative posture, ensuring the socio-environmental quality in the region, including the execution of evaluation actions, studies and improvements in the process. of Alunorte, among other measures.
The execution of the TAC commitments is monitored by a technical committee, formed by representatives of the institutions and companies that are signatories of the agreement; and a monitoring committee, which brings together, together with the signatories, representatives of civil society, the City Hall of Barcarena and the Municipal Chemical Workers Union (Sindquímicos).