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A group of 16 public buildings in Brasilia that have been empty for 9 years

The new Taguatinga Administrative Center project opened in 2014 and will house the administrative bodies of the regional government; A dispute with the consortium prevented the completion of the works

The project to transfer administrative bodies of the DF (Federal District) to the new headquarters in Taguatinga has been at a standstill for nine years. The 16-building, 182,000-square-meter complex founded by former Governor Jose Roberto Arruda (PL) remains empty and unfinished despite being inaugurated by the former governor in 2014. Anilo Queiroz (PT).

The contract for the construction of Centrad (Taguatinga Administrative Center) was signed in 2009. Arruda’s idea was to move about 15,000 government employees from the city center (Plano Piloto, an upscale area of ​​the capital) where the majority of the population lives. is. The complex is built between Taguatinga, Cilandia and Samambaya, high-income areas For the individual smallest. Another benefit is reducing government spending on building rentals and reversing the flow of vehicles in the capital.

Since its opening, Centrad has remained unfinished. Work on the main structure is 95% complete, but an obstacle to the occupancy of the buildings remains: the government has not started road works in the area to accommodate government workers.

The occupation of the buildings was an election promise of the current president of the regional government. Ibanes Rocha (MDB). During its second term, the Ibanes government has made progress in negotiations to occupy at least part of Centradé.

Unpleasant Power360Tender studies for the works will be completed at the end of this month and notices will be published in the first half of 2024, said Marcelo Galvao, head of special projects consultancy for the governor’s office.

The plan is to occupy Centrad by 2026, the last year of Ibanes’ term, Galvão said. The government plans to instill a culture of public transportation in Taguatinga by creating services that serve the people as a state agency. exactly on time. It’s from PRP (Bank of Brasilia).

Galvão also reported that Sintrad could get him a university and a military police position: “The idea is that the occupation will start during the Ibanes administration, and this is a political decision by the governor.”.

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The government of Brasilia opted for a public-private partnership to implement the administrative complex. The project was carried out by the consortium of the former Odebrecht company (nowadays Novonor) with via Engenharia. The agreement was that the companies would build Centrad and lease the space to the government for twenty years.

However, the cancellation of Arruda’s mandate in March 2010 and the developments of Operation Lava Jato, targeting the country’s largest construction companies – at the end of the Aniello administration, which ended on January 1, 2015 – prevented the completion of the project .

“There were events that took place along the way, firstly Operation Pandora’s Box which ended Arruda’s government and Operation Lava Jato which affected both companies. (…). “The project failed”said Marcelo Galvao.

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Centrad is located near Taguatinga Bus Station and Elmo Serejo Farias Stadium in Serejão.

The government will still have to foot the bill

The land will remain the property of the consortium for 20 years, but in 2022 the government regained ownership of the property, with the aim of resuming work that had been halted due to the difficulties the companies faced in completing the project.

This recovery was achieved through an agreement with the companies, but there is still an obstacle: the companies are demanding compensation for the construction of 95% of the project, which they say could amount to 1.5 billion Brazilian reais. The government is trying to avoid this payment by claiming that the companies have not been able to fulfill the contract.

There are ongoing procedures to determine the value of the compensation, which still rely on technical expertise. Galvão stated that if there is a payment obligation, the amount should not exceed R$1 billion.

Centrad is located near Taguatinga Bus Station and Elmo Serejo Farias Stadium in Serejão. The occupancy of buildings and the increased influx of people remain a hope for local residents to stimulate trade and create new employment.