The state is not considering breaking the contract with Minas Arena, but wants to reduce transfers

The authorities of the state of Minas Gerais does not intend to break the Mineirão concession contract concluded with Minas Arena, but wants to spend much less and be sure that the house fulfills the social perform envisaged in the signed settlement, as a bunch of soccer matches. This is what the Secretary of State for Infrastructure and Mobility Fernando Marcato mentioned this Tuesday (24).

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The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) contract, the consortium that created the Minas Arena, financed R$666 million in the modernization of the Mineirão, with work carried out between 2010 and 2012. Since 2013, when the stadium started operations, the state transfers, month-to-month to Minas Arena, an quantity for investments in the reconstruction and administration of the Mineirão, with values ​​up to date at the Selic alternate price.

Until the finish of 2022 (when the contract has accomplished 10 years of efficient use of the stadium), the authorities spends R$ 10 million monthly on administration, that is, greater than R$ 1 billion has already been spent. From this 12 months, 2023, the state will begin transferring a smaller quantity, from R$3 to R$4 million monthly. The cash is tied to operational efficiency solely, till the finish of the contract, in 2037.

The state is not pleased with the quantities spent, but to break the contract, it is going to have to pay a high-quality of round R$400 million, as well as to different authorized procedures. Therefore, the first step is to strive to resolve the state of affairs amicably so as to reduce not solely the month-to-month bills, but additionally the variety of soccer matches.

“Our approach is to respect the contract and check out to attain a consensus. It then turns right into a authorized battle and nobody advantages. I simply stepped up with them so we are able to overview the contract. Do it by mutual settlement. If we do not attain a consensus, we now have a second technique that wants to be evaluated,” Fernando Marcato mentioned.

The monetary situation is what weighs closely on the authorities at the second. To illustrate the quantity spent every month, the Secretary made an analogy of how this cash will be utilized each day.

“First (I need to change), the test I’ve to signal for 4 million BRL. For each R$500,000 I refund 1 km distance. With R$4 I restore eight to 10 kilometers of asphalt. 100 km in 10 months. For each million I save, I’ll convey asphalt for DER,” he mentioned.

On Tuesday night (24), Mineirão issued an announcement confirming that it had obtained the authorities’s request to overview the contract. With that, he additionally mentioned that he is doing analysis on this attainable change and can give a solution when it is finalized. Read the full notice:

Mineirão confirms that the State has requested the presentation of a proposal that enables for the discount of the variable a part of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) contract, as knowledgeable by the secretary in a press convention this Tuesday (24).

The concessionaire is conducting research on the request and can get again to you as quickly as they’re finalized. As indicated by the Secretary, the funds made by the State are meant to reimburse the firm the quantity already laid out in the contract for the renovation, renovation and adaptation of the Mineirão complicated, and not to assure the concessionaire’s revenue.

In addition, it is needed to demystify that the Mineirão contract is an expense for the public treasury. According to a research by Ipead, from UFMG, in 2019 the video games and occasions promoted by Mineirão moved in only one 12 months 662 million BRL to the economic system of Minas Gerais, as well as to the creation of just about 6 thousand jobs. For each R$1 spent in Mineirão, R$3.23 is instantly spent on the economic system. That is, the stadium yearly returns to the economic system an quantity higher than the price of its renovation for the World Cup.

Regarding the activation of the Sports, Culture and Leisure Committee (CECL), Mineirão knowledgeable that it is awaiting the receipt of an official letter, as knowledgeable by the Secretary, for the appointment of members. It has already been demonstrated that the stadium is ready to prioritize soccer, taking the empty dates with occasions, as occurred in 2022, in settlement with the golf equipment.

Mineirão remembers that final 12 months it held 55 soccer matches and 156 occasions, making 2022 the finest 12 months in its historical past. Regarding the use of the state dates supplied for in the contract, the concessionaire clarifies that, topic to compliance with the process for figuring out these dates, the contract does not present for the free project of golf equipment to maintain video games and does not forestall charging for the use of the sports activities complicated.

Clubs are pure individuals who use the stadium for the growth of financial and worthwhile actions. Finally, the state and the concessionaire should act synergistically in order that the pursuits of the golf equipment will be balanced with the public curiosity and the authorized rights of the non-public accomplice.”Mineirao mentioned.

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