The Government Recommends The Completion Of The Classification Of The Trestle From The Well Of St. Vincent And Christian Martinez Of S. Pedro Da Cova, The Development Of A Final Project Of Mining Activities And The Resolution Of The Environmental Liabi...

Original Language Title: Recomenda ao Governo a conclusão da classificação do Cavalete do Poço de S. Vicente e de todo o Couto Mineiro de S. Pedro da Cova, o desenvolvimento de um projecto de musealização da actividade mineira e a resolução do passivo ambiental das minas

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DRAFT RESOLUTION ‡ is ƒ the nº 495/X Recommends to the Government the conclusion the DRAFT RESOLUTION ‡ is ƒ the nº 495/X Recommends to the Government the completion of the classification of the Easel of the well of St. Vincent and Christian Martinez of s. Pedro da Cova, the development of a musealizaà project of the mining activities and the resolution of the environmental liabilities of the mines exhibition Memorandum to the bridge of s. Vicente das Minas de s. Pedro da Cova is one of the elements of greatest relevà of built memory ³ ³ ria rich mining history that for about 170 years developed in that parish in the municipality of Gondomar and the region of the port, and represented, from the 19TH c. to the its closure in 1972 a key role in the regional and national economy.

It is a vertical structure, in concrete, with about of 25 meters in height and 13 floors, whose role was to support the process of charcoal from the puddle of mines who served, during 17 decades, production of energy required to home and industrial consumption, and later allowed to circulate the electrical network ctricos. ‰ is an imposing monument and remarkable, exemplary only in industrial architecture, having also been chosen by the Department of Mines of the Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto for your logà ³ type.

The Imam ³ vel is part of the mining complex in the parish of s. Pedro da Cova, Gondomar, in conjunction with the well where is jammed, the € œ bairroâ €  â, the canteen, the school, the balneà and other services designed for the laborers who worked there, who came to be over 1000.

The bridge of St. Vincent, as well as the installation of old couto µ miner are long voted to abandon, in advanced state of degradaà and, by virtue of being private property, are today at risk of being lost for good.

Such a situation would represent a serious loss for the memory ³ ³ rich story of ria, the municipality and the region, that matters to preserve and transmit to new generations µ s and s to come. ‰ is the story of the forgotten ruà ³ ria in the mines, which marked µ s generation and read whole family worked there, as well as the story of industrializaà ³ of the region that there is an urgent need to preserve and maintain.

The rank of Imam ³, requested by the Municipal Chamber of Gondomar in 1990, having been the target of favorà dispatch available is opening of 1996, continues until today to conclude, endangering the self of this valuable monument signaled as a subject of public interest by the IPPAR (IGESPAR).

The delay in the completion of the process of classification and the growing state of degradaà of the entire complex, once in 1979 and later in 1996 through an approved application to the URBAN programme, have created expectations on the rehabilitation and the development of a more consistent project of musealizaà of mining activities , does fear for content preservation of this heritage ³ nio.

The need for this structure is odd on your gender, recognized his importance ³ rich history, can even serve as a lever for reset of the parish and urban district in which, as with other examples of industrial architecture, increasingly valued everywhere, and whose classification and rehabilitation has allowed even the progress of new interests turà users.

The sort of trestle St. Vincent is an important step that must be accompanied by the essential one to rethink of all the surrounding complex, with vista is musealizaà of the mining activities. Project that is in the current mining museum, with all its limitations of µ s, an embryo that is necessary to develop and qualify, looking for µ s modern solutions and innovative in order to preserve the artifacts, documents and testimonies of memory ³ rias action concentrates and the many that remain scattered and by post and the urgent need to gather in order to guarantee your self of the giving life is ³ ria story forgotten mines and of the people who worked there.

There is still that highlight issues µ s s that is linked to the heritage ³ nio add up here concern µ s environmental oriented with µ s repercussà in public health that is imprescindà not solve.

Once abandoned extractive activity, also in s. Pedroda Grave remains ambental liabilities associated with the degraded mining areas.

A problem affecting ecosystems, contaminating waters and soils and represents serious risks for rivers to public health of µ s resident population in this area and the region of the port, to require the intervention of the State in its resolution.

The µ s population that suffered during µ s generation with the mining exploitation cannot keep subject is display the µ s environmental conditions so aggressive.

Thus, in accordance with the rules and the Constitutional Assembly of the Republic, gathered in plenÃ, resolves to recommend to the Government: 1 â € “ the fast promotion of the conclusion of the process of sorting the easel, the well of St. Vincent and all elements of the Christian Martinez of s. Pedro da Cova and the urgent rehabilitation of this structure.

2 â € “ the establishment of a partnership model and the drawing up of a draft with vista is musealizaà of the mining activities in s. Pedro da Cova, build ing a living museum that combine cultural sheds, cientà is atracà and the turà feature, able to make this structure an anchor of economic development and social ³ to the community.

3-the quick resolution of the environmental liabilities of the minas de s. Pedro da Cova integrating this process in PRAAME, without neglecting the use of other routes to the regeneraà of resà duos in storage ³ sito.

Assembly of the Republic, May 20 2009.