Town in Pernambuco considers participating in Dubai event

The mayor of Jaboatão dos Guararapes, Anderson Ferreira, is interested in going to WETEX, an environment exhibition in the emirate. He wants to attract investment in solar power.

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São Paulo – On his way to Baku, Azerbaijan, to receive an award from the United Nations Public Service Forum this Monday, Anderson Ferreira (pictured, 2nd from L to R), mayor of Jaboatão de Guararapes, in the metro area of Recife, Pernambuco, made a stopover in the United Arab Emirates, where he met Brazil’s ambassador to Abu Dhabi, Fernando Igreja (pictured, C), and Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce Dubai office head Rafael Solimeo (pictured, 1st from L to R).

According to the mayor, they talked about solar energy production in his town. Ferreira is considering participating in WETEX, the water, energy, technology and environment exhibition to be held in Dubai from October 21 to 23. Concurrently with the exhibition, the Dubai Solar Show, an event focused on solar energy, will also take place.

“It will be important to participate in such a large event. We’ll follow on our talks because renewable energy is the  hot topic right now. It’s a concern for us and we’ll do everything in our hands to make a partnership a reality,” Ferreira said.

He added there’s an area in Jaboatão dos Guararapes that the government wants to transform in a renewable energy park, and the town wants to attract companies interested in investing in this sector. “The sun shines there almost all year around and there’s enough area to develop a large project of photovoltaic plates in our town,” he said.

The prize Ferreira received this Monday in Baku was the International Recognition Award in Public Management for a waste management program with the aid of waste collectors.

Translated by Guilherme Miranda

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