Hydro and Alunorte will begin, as of March 7th, in Barcarena (PA), the delivery of the third and final stage of the food cards provided for in the Conduct Adjustment Commitment Term (TAC, in Portuguese) agreed between the companies, the Federal and State Public Ministry, and the State Government, through the State Secretariat for the Environment and Sustainability (SEMAS, in Portuguese), as a result of the heavy rains in February 2018.
For this last stage of delivery of the cards, no new registrations will be carried out. The TAC signatories agreed not to carry out face-to-face verification of the addresses and situation of the residences of the family units. This decision considers the challenging situation of the pandemic.
The 4,847 family units that presented the required documentation in 2019 and that were not covered in the previous stages will receive three installments in the amount equivalent to 70% of the minimum wage in force in 2022, which corresponds to BRL 848.40 per installment.
For this delivery, ten teams made up of four people from two contracted companies will contact the beneficiaries by telephone and then go to the addresses from March 7th during business hours. The expectation is that deliveries, which will take place from door to door, will be completed in 3 to 4 weeks. The professionals who will deliver the cards will be properly identified and will follow all health and safety protocols to prevent the spread of Covid-19. In case of doubt, families can contact Hydro's Direct Channel, by calling 0800 721 07 94. The service operates 24 hours a day, every day.
The completion of the third and final phase of the temporary benefit will result in the payment of more than BRL 69.8 5 million distributed to 20,600 family units. of the agreed commitments.
The TAC was signed to deepen the 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 attitude, 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 Industry Workers Union (Sindquímicos).