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New Year's Eve in the west of Rio will have ten fireworks displays

New Year's Eve parties in Barra da Tijuca and Recreio dos Bandeirantes, neighborhoods in the west of Rio de Janeiro, will have ten fireworks displays in hotels, shopping malls and condominiums. Celebrations at hotels in Barra da Tijuca became a tradition, after the neighborhood joined the New Year's Eve celebrations a decade ago, including fireworks fired from the rooftops.

Data from the Accommodation Union of the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro (HotéisRIO) reveal that Barra has already reached 86.25% of confirmed accommodations in the hotel chain. The president of HotéisRIO, Alfredo Lopes, is optimistic. “We will reach 100% in most hotels in the region, the numbers point to that,” he said.

The colors of the fireworks that will make up the show mean hope and gratitude, said the person responsible for the Barra and Recreio fireworks, André Lanza. He highlighted that “it is time to celebrate the hope of better days and be grateful for being well to toast life. The color red represents the love we have for people; with silver and white we will allude to the peace we want to have between us. Gold and yellow signify the prosperity necessary for a good quality of life.”

The ten points will be synchronized with the same effects and colors,” aiming to symbolize the unity that people must seek more and more among themselves every day, for the sake of a better world.” The fireworks will take place in ten locations: Ramada Hotel Recreio Shopping, Windsor Marapendi, Wyndham Rio Barra, Quebra Mar da Barra, Village Mall, Hilton Barra Rio de Janeiro, Courtyard by Marriot Rio de Janeiro Barra da Tijuca, Ilha Pura, Barra World Shopping & Park and Ramada Encore by Wyndham Rio de Janeiro.

Security

To ensure the safety of the population during fireworks displays on beaches in New Year's Eve, the Military Fire Department of the State of Rio de Janeiro (CBMERJ) began this Tuesday (28) inspections of kiosks and gas stations on the capital's waterfront, from Recreio to Leme. Military personnel from Barra, Copacabana and Humaitá will monitor fire and panic safety.

The Secretary of State for Civil Defense and general commander of CBMERJ, Leandro Monteiro, stated that the objective, “is to guarantee the safety of the population who go to watch the fireworks display on the beaches that cover this area”.

Police station

This year, the Copacabana waterfront, in the south zone of the capital of Rio de Janeiro, will gain five outposts of the Battalion of Policing in Tourist Areas (BPTur) and a new Civil Police station, the state government announced today (28). The stations will be opened in the coming months. The objective is to reduce the crime rate in the neighborhood.

A busy area and destination for tourists visiting Rio, Avenida Atlântica concentrates 30% of the neighborhood's crime. The expectation is that the new units will reduce this rate, especially in the summer, a time when there is an increase in cases.

The BPTur posts will be installed in areas considered strategic along Avenida Atlântica, between Avenida Princesa Isabel and Posto 6, enabling an integrated policing service in the region. The main post will be in front of the Image and Sound Museum (MIS). Once the units are operational, several points on the beach will be monitored using cameras.

Reflexes

Governor Cláudio Castro informed that innovations in the area of public security, “with investment in technology and establishing greater proximity between the police and citizens, will have a positive impact on the sense of security of Rio de Janeiro residents and Brazilian and foreign tourists who visit Rio de Janeiro ”. Castro recalled that tourism is a strategic economic activity in the state.

In addition to this program, the State Secretariat for Military Police launched the registration of occurrences online on the Rio coast, already tested in the central area of the city. The system has now been made available to military police officers from the waterfront battalions, which are the 2nd BPM (Botafogo), 19th BPM (Copacabana), 23rd BPM (Leblon) and 31st BPM (Recreio dos Bandeirantes). Called BOPM On-Line, the system speeds up the recording of small crimes, without the need to forward the incident to police stations, allowing police officers to return to routine patrols more quickly.

For the Secretary of Military Police, Luiz Henrique Marinho Pires, reducing criminal incidence is always a major challenge. “During the summer, there is a substantial increase in the movement of people, especially in tourist areas, and therefore this concern is even greater. Working in partnership with other public administration departments, such as the Department of Tourism, will greatly contribute to the success of our mission”, he assessed.

Operation Summer 2021/2022 of the Military Police has 2,500 military police officers working on the beaches of the south and west zones until the end of the season. This year, agents are reinforced by technological innovations, such as the Red Line Monitoring Center, and logistical innovations, such as the Detached Company of the 5th BPM, in the center of Rio.

Editing: Maria Claudia

Source: Agencia Brasil

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