Ministry of Regional Development (Ministério do Desenvolvimento Regional) (MDR) (Brazil)
The Ministry of Regional Development - MDR comes up with the challenge of integrating, in a single portfolio, the various public policies for urban infrastructure and the promotion of regional and productive development. It brings together initiatives that were under the responsibility of the former Ministries of Cities (MCid) and National Integration (MI), with adaptations to optimize the administration of programs, resources and financing. It will be one of the largest interlocutors of the Federal Government with the 5,570 Brazilian municipalities, acting in conjunction with the major strategies of Regional and Urban Development (National Policy for Regional Development and National Policy for Urban Development).
These are areas that directly affect the lives of the population. It is the MDR that will coordinate, for example, the largest housing program in the country, Minha Casa, Minha Vida (MCMV), which fulfilled the dream of home ownership and decent housing for more than 4 million Brazilians. And the performance of the program will be much broader in the coming years, especially with a focus on the quality of the built environment. The objective is to ensure that the houses are linked to a development strategy with job creation and infrastructure for quality of life.
The MDR will also coordinate the entire federal water security policy, with the aim of offering water to the population and economic activity throughout the national territory, especially in regions frequently affected by periods of drought and drought. The São Francisco River Integration Project (PISF), the largest water infrastructure project in Brazil, is already in the final stages of execution and will be fundamental for the development of the Northeast.
In order to group the bodies that work with water resources in the country - both structures and management -, water resources actions previously under the administration of the Ministry of the Environment, the National Water Agency (ANA) and the Council will also be part of the portfolio. National Water Resources (CNRH).
Still on water issues, the Ministry will manage the country's environmental sanitation policies, with the challenge of taking sewage and water treatment to regions that do not yet have this essential public health right. Integrating the sanitation actions is also the revitalization of the São Francisco River, structured in five lines of action for the recovery and preservation of the basin: sanitation, pollution control and water works; protection and use of natural resources; sustainable economies; environmental management and education and, finally, planning and monitoring.See more