Bolsonaro sanctions privatization of the subway and launches the National Vaccine Center in Belo Horizonte – Prime Time Zone

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President attended the event, which took place at the administrative headquarters of the government of the State of Minas Gerais, accompanied by ministers Marcos Pontes and Rogério Marinho

RODNEY COSTA/FUTURA PRESS/ESTADÃO CONTENTIn addition to the subway work, the cornerstone of the National Vaccine Center was laid, the result of a partnership between the Ministry of Science, Technology and Information and the University of Minas Gerais

The president Jair Bolsonaro sanctioned the privatization from the subway of Belo Horizonte, capital of Minas Gerais, this Thursday, 30. The event took place at the administrative headquarters of the state government of Minas Gerais. The chief executive, the minister of Science, Technology and Information, Marcos Pontes, and the minister of Regional Development, Rogério Marinho, were received by the governor Romeo Zema, which announced the billion-dollar investment in the subway in the state capital. The bill that provides for the opening of special credit was approved by senators and deputies on Monday, 27, in a joint session of the National Congress. “What we are talking about today is a law that is being sanctioned and guarantees R$2.8 billion from the federal government, which will be complemented with R$428 million from the State,” said Zema. During a speech at the event, Bolsonaro faced demonstrations by opponents of the government and a woman even invaded the access area for guests. With the cries of protest, the president interrupted his speech.

“This is good to happen. I will not offend this lady who uttered those words that no one understood. There is an old saying that anyone who was not on the left until the age of 30 has no heart. Those who are still on the left after the age of 30 do not have a brain”, he said after the episode. In addition to the subway work, the cornerstone of the National Vaccine Center, fruit of the partnership between the Ministry of Science, Technology and Information and the University of Minas Gerais. CN Vacinas has BRL 50 million from the ministry and BRL 30 million from Minas Gerais. On the occasion, minister Marcos Pontes highlighted Brazil’s independence for the production of immunizations as of next year. “We, now, will be able to produce in the country the technology of vaccine, pharmaceutical input and distribution, which we already do well. This will be here, in Minas Gerais.”

*With information from the reporter Tulio Amancio