|Project Details||The project has capacity to transport water at a 26.4 cu m/second. |
The water is diverted from the river through two canals, the Eixo Norte, of 400km and the other, the Eixo Leste, of 220km, and 70% of it would be distributed for irrigation, 26% for urban and industrial use and 4% for rural communities. Two more canals, Eixo Sul and Eixo Oeste, are currently under discussion.
According to the EIA, destination of use should be 70% for irrigation, 26% for industrial use and 4% for the population.
Due to the project, 34 indigenous communities and 153 Quilombola (Afro-descendants) communities risk to disappear. Communities who have not been consulted prior the start of the mega-infrastructure.
The project is to be finalized by the end of 2016 / beginning of 2017 notwithstanding its cost amost doubled to 8.2 billion reais ($3.4 billion).
|Project Area (in hectares)||220,000|
|Level of Investment (in USD)||3,400,000,000|
|Type of Population||Rural|
|Company Names or State Enterprises||Odebrecht Energy Luxembourg (Odebrecht) from Brazil|
Petróleo Brasileiro S.A (PETROBRAS) from Brazil
Itochu Corporation from Japan
Toyota Tsusho Corporation (Toyota) from Japan
Queiroz Galvo from Brazil
|Relevant government actors||The Brazilian government, Ministry of Environment - Brazil, Ministry of National Integration - Brazil, Ministry of Mines and Energy - Brazil, ANA - Brazil, CODEVASF - Brazil, Legislative Assembly of the Bahia State - Brazil, Parliamentary Front in Defense of Indigenous Peoples - Brazil|
|Environmental justice organisations and other supporters||CPT, CIMI, FUNAI, Permanent Forum for the Defense of San Francisco, MAB, APOINME, Manuelzo Project, Indigenous Associations and Organisations of Pernambuco, Bahia, Paraiba and Alagoas, STRs, RODA, Popular Articulation for the Revitalisation of the So Francisco River, AATR, NECTAS, Via Campesina, Fishermen Pastoral Council/NE, CDDPH, Luiz Freire Cultural Centre, Fase, The Bahia Engineering Union, National Forum for Agrarian -Reform and Justice in the Countryside, Plataforma Dhesca Brasil – Rede Nacional de Direitos Humanos|