It was a very busy Tuesday at the Lula government’s transitional cabinet, located in the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, in Brasilia. The technical groups met in an attempt to establish a diagnosis of the current situation in the various public bodies. Dr. Ludmila Hajjar, participating in the health group, stated that the team’s priority is to start the year with a large vaccination campaign.
Federal deputy Marcelo Frixo commented on the tourism sector. According to him, the first action will be to remove from the bag the structure that previously belonged to the Ministry of Culture. This folder will have autonomy again. On the other hand, tourism wants to focus on rebuilding Brazil’s image in the international arena, Frixo said.
In regional development, the main concern is to reallocate the budget, mainly to deal with natural disasters, such as floods, which are common at the beginning of the year. According to Senator Randolph Rodriguez, there isn’t enough money to help states and cities, not even the smaller ones.
However, according to Randolph, the new government would re-establish the Ministry of Cities. The new portfolio will manage the popular Minha Casa Minha Vida housing programme, which will replace Casa Verde e Amarela.
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