NEW TRANSNORDESTINA RAILWAY AND SPACE ORGANIZATION
This text analyses the socioeconomic and territorial impacts arising from the Nova Transnordestina railway construction in the Ceará, Piauí and Pernambuco states. The hypothesis is that the investments in its construction have as main purpose to improve agricultural and mineral exportations, despite possible externalities over the region of its influence which covers not only the states where it is being built but also the region of Matopiba. For these reason, this text highlights the socio-environmental problems that arise from the project and the impacts on communities affected by its route. Methodologically, the text is based on bibliographical survey, documents related to the projects, journalistic information and interviews. Theoretically, it articulates the socio spatial formation concept with the pattern of capital reproduction concept, adapting them to studies of underdeveloped and dependent formations, such as the Brazilian.
Keywords: Nova Transnordestina Railway; Regional Development; Infrastructure; Territory
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