Brazil: Tourism Ministry & Finance Ministry sign shared management of Union tourist areas

Published on : Friday, September 13, 2019

The Ministry of Tourism (MTur) and the Secretariat of the Union Heritage (SPU) of Brazil, linked to the Ministry of Finance, signed the Normative Instruction on Wednesday (Sept 9), that allows the MTur to identify areas with high tourism potential belonging to the Union.


The proposal is to make a shared and sustainable management of land and property to attract investment and increase the international and national tourist flow in Brazil, including through public-private partnerships. The instruction highlights the goals set for the “100 days of government” achieved by the Ministry.


The signed text defines the operational procedures for the identification, reservation and finalisation of assets. MTur will identify the areas and, after analysis, Pasta and SPU will make the appropriate destination. Prior survey will be made on the interest of each state in developing tourist areas within its territory.


States, municipalities and individuals and legal entities will define locations based on technical projects that may be submitted to the federal government.


The project analysis will be made as per the adequacy and viability of the proposal, taking into consideration aspects such as increased tourist flow, increased jobs and income of the resident population, sustainable regional development, viability and sustainability of the enterprise over the years.


On the other hand, it will be up to the SPU to formalize and financially manage the contracts, as well as the inspection and technical-operational procedures, which are detailed in the Normative Instruction.

The Deputy Executive Secretary, Higino Vieira, stressed that, currently, the Union has more than 600,000 underutilized properties and the instruction comes to optimize the management of these assets.


“The idea is to make the most of the economic potential of these areas that can be exploited by tourist services and activities with social and environmental focus, while ensuring the preservation of these locations,” he said.


For the Secretary of Interinstitutional Integration, Bob Santos, the partnership between the Ministry and the SPU will move the entire tourism production chain and expand the collection of revenues.


“This action benefits everyone: the government creates revenue because it collects from concessions; the country attracts investors to implement new projects in these areas, generating jobs and income, especially for local communities and the states get more variety and quality of tourist attractions,” explained the secretary.

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