Protesters vacate the construction site of Belo Monte

3/21/2013 9:27 pm -updated 3/21/2013 9:27 pm

Protesters vacate the construction site of Belo Monte

Indigenous and farmers left the site after meeting Pimental. Norte Energia will make new meeting with indigenous leaders. 

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The construction site of the Pimental, Belo Monte hydroelectric plant, was vacated on Thursday night (21), after a meeting held in Altamira, in the southwest of the State, between representatives of the North energy, the company responsible for the implementation of the project, and indigenous and rural producers in the region.

During the meeting, it was decided that a further meeting will take place on Friday (22) and the next day April 03 for the discussion of problems that atigem directly the indigenous. The social and environmental Director North energy, João dos Reis Pimental, said that the company will observe the time limits for compliance with the conditions.

A new meeting was scheduled also to discuss rural issues only between the producers and the municipality of Altamira, Incra and the Federal Government. The meeting is expected to happen in April 04.

Understand the case An indigenous group invaded the site Pimental, one of the construction sites of the Belo Monte hydroelectric power plant, in Vitória do Xingu, Pará, in the early hours of Thursday (21). According to Consórcio Construtor of Belo Monte (CCBM), for safety reasons, the activities at the construction site were paralyzed.

This is not the first lock of the dam construction site. At the beginning of the month of January this year, approximately 20 indigenous leaders from the Juruna blocked access to the site Pimental. Workers didn’t work in the venture. The protest lasted three days.

According to the Indians, the villages are being harmed by the execution of the work, since the water of the Xingu River would be getting dirty due to work in construction sites, leaving the tribes without clean water to drink and harming fishing, which is the main activity of communities affected by the work.

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3/21/2013 02:04 pm -updated 3/21/2013 8:46 pm

The Indians charge solutions to leave construction site in Belo Monte

Protesters demanded stopping the plant’s activities. They ensure that only will leave the place after agreement with the North.

 

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The demonstrators who broke into the construction site of the Pimental, of the Belo Monte hydroelectric power plant, in Pará, have ensured that no will leave the site until they are met by the direction of the Consortium constructor.

The Liberal TV reporter Pete Castro came in front of the construction site and chatted with one of the leaders of the movement, the Indian Mern. The information was passed on by telephone.

About 80 people, including Indians and settlers, invaded the place at around 6:0 in the morning. According to the leader Juruna, they still await the arrival of new protesters to occupy the site. “Our claim is that long ago Norte Energia come through for us and never solved our problem of land”, complains about the Indian.

According to Jana, so far no one from the construction company said on the subject. “We’ll stay here until we have a place that we can get out of here. Meanwhile, if we do not we have no certainty that they will do, no one will come out “, he says.

According to the demonstrators, the protest is peaceful and there was no uproar. But the workers were forced to remove the machines from construction sites. The Indians demand that the company remove even all local workers, but some workers remain in the area.

The National Security Force and the military police are in the area throughout the protest.

The Consórcio Construtor Belo Monte, for safety, canceled activities at the construction site. According to the company, North Energy managers are already on site trying to a negotiation with the indigenous.

Understand the case An indigenous group invaded the site Pimental, one of the construction sites of the Belo Monte hydroelectric power plant, in Vitória do Xingu, Pará, in the early hours of Thursday (21). According to Consórcio Construtor of Belo Monte (CCBM), for safety reasons, the activities at the construction site were paralyzed.

This is not the first lock of the dam construction site. At the beginning of the month of January this year, approximately 20 indigenous leaders from the Juruna blocked access to the site Pimental. Workers didn’t work in the venture. The protest lasted three days.

According to the Indians, the villages are being harmed by the execution of the work, since the water of the Xingu River would be getting dirty due to work in construction sites, leaving the tribes without clean water to drink and harming fishing, which is the main activity of communities affected by the work.

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3/21/2013 8:36 pm -updated 3/21/2013 8:47 pm

MPF seeks fine of half a million dollars against North Energy

Justice ruled that the company would be fined if it does not comply with agreements. Agreement was made in October 2012, to eviction of construction sites. 

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The Federal prosecutors asked the Federal Court on Thursday (21) that immediately apply a fine of $ 500,000 per day against Norte Energia S.A., a company responsible for the construction and operation of the Belo Monte hydroelectric power plant, for sos agreements signed with Aboriginals in October 2012.

At the time, the deal was done to secure the eviction of the construction of the Belo Monte dam. In previous occupation, the company asked for repossession, but the Federal Court opted for a negotiated solution and was signed an agreement in which the North Energy undertook to meet a series of demands of the indigenous.

The request was made before the new occupation of construction site of Pimental, occurred in the early hours of Thursday (21). According to the MPF, so far, most of what was signed was not fulfilled. Last February the Justice, advised by MPF of noncompliance, determined that the company would be obliged to pay half a million dollars a day if not stating that fulfilled the terms of the agreement.

“The breaches the terms of the agreement and extend the implementation of activities concerning indigenous component, Norte Energia is the major promoter of the discontent of the indigenous peoples impacted by the construction of the hydroelectric plant and, consequently, responsible for increased conflict,” says the MPF.

If the North Energy might be fulfilled signed on justice and the obligations of environmental licenses, “and ordered the communities to the conclusion that we should act within the law and in regard to judicial remedies”, says the MPF manifestation submitted today to the Federal Court in Altamira.

The request is for the fine is applied retroactively, counting the period given by Justice, 30 days request for immediate implementation of the fine will be reviewed by the Federal Court in Altamira.

Understand the case An indigenous group invaded the site Pimental, one of the construction sites of the Belo Monte hydroelectric power plant, in Vitória do Xingu, Pará, in the early hours of Thursday (21). According to Consórcio Construtor of Belo Monte (CCBM), for safety reasons, the activities at the construction site were paralyzed.

This is not the first lock of the dam construction site. At the beginning of the month of January this year, approximately 20 indigenous leaders from the Juruna blocked access to the site Pimental. Workers didn’t work in the venture. The protest lasted three days.

According to the Indians, the villages are being harmed by the execution of the work, since the water of the Xingu River would be getting dirty due to work in construction sites, leaving the tribes without clean water to drink and harming fishing, which is the main activity of communities affected by the work.

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