Ministry of Tourism of Brazil named National Secretary for Tourism Infrastructure
Will be responsible for coordinating programs and actions aimed at infrastructure works and improvements for the tourist development
Former Senator Vicente Alves de Oliveira is the new national secretary for Tourism Infrastructure at the Ministry of Tourism. Born in Porto Nacional, in the interior of Tocantins, Vicente has an extensive legislative career. He was mayor of his hometown, state deputy for two consecutive terms and chaired the Legislative Assembly of Tocantins. In 2006, he was elected federal deputy and, in 2011, he took office as a senator, holding the position until 2019.
As a senator, he served on several fronts and was a member of the Plans, Public Budgets and Inspection commissions; Infrastructure Services; Social Affairs; and president of the Federal Senate Aviation Commission, playing an important role in the elaboration and revision of the Brazilian Aeronautical Code.
With the new structure of the Ministry of Tourism, released last month, the former National Secretariat for Structuring Tourism (SNETur) is now called the National Secretariat for Tourism Infrastructure (SNINFRA) and is now responsible for coordinating, monitoring, supervising, supporting and evaluate the plans, programs and actions of the Ministry of Tourism aimed at the implementation of tourist infrastructure in the country, complying with the rules on accessibility for people with disabilities or reduced mobility.
The National Secretariat for Tourism Infrastructure (SNINFRA) concentrates the MTur's infrastructure actions and programs and has a Department of Tourism Infrastructure composed of three coordinations: General Coordination of Tourism Infrastructure; General Coordination of Monitoring and Supervision of Tourist Infrastructure Works; and General Coordination of Management of Tourism Infrastructure Contracts.