• Organization TypeGovernment
  • Founded2019

Superintendencia de Obras Publicas (SOP)

Public Works Superintendency (SOP) was created on May 22, 2019, through Law No. 16,880, as a result of the merger between the State Highways Department (DER) and the Architecture and Engineering Department (DAE). It is an autarchy of the State Government linked to the Secretariat of Cities. The purpose of the DER was to elaborate the State Road Plan; carry out studies and elaborate plans and projects, aiming at the construction and maintenance of state roads and ensuring the environmental protection of the areas of execution of the works; build and maintain state highways; build, maintain, operate, manage and maintain airports and airfields; besides performing the activities of planning, administration, research, engineering and operation of the road system of the State of Ceará. The DAE, on the other hand, had the purpose of studying, designing, building, expanding, remodeling and restoring state public buildings, buildings of social interest and urban equipment, besides conducting the evaluation of public buildings and land for expropriation or alienation by the State. Mission Design, execute and supervise road infrastructure, airport and building works, contributing to the socioeconomic development of the State of Ceará. Vision To be a reference body in the provision of road, airport and building infrastructure services by 2025, winning the trust of society for the quality and efficiency of its services.
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