Rio De Janeiro: Opportunities

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  • Rio De Janeiro opportunities
    • Rio is a global city and a major regional,national and international hub.
    • Why/How has Rio grown
      • Rio is a megacity and gives people many jobs, encouraging migration.
        • This leads to a lack of housing and an increase in slums
        • Migrants come from Brazil, South America, North Korea, China
      • Its industry attracts many from the USA/UK
    • Economic Opportunities
      • 6% all employment in brazil
        • More jobs in the formal economy. (Helps Development)
      • Many create their own jobs (Informal economy)
      • Major part in financial sector
      • Less people living poorly!
    • Social Opportunities
      • Health
        • Free healthcare
        • Can be long waits
        • Lower infant mortality rate
        • Live slightly longer than rest of Brazil
      • Education
        • 1673 schools which create more jobs
        • #! city for edu.
        • 65% emplyoed have high school degree
        • Companies go to Rio for better educated workers
      • Energy
        • Invested money to improve energy
        • Power lines in formal housing
        • Favelas illegally tap power
      • Water
        • 98% have proper supply
          • Doesn't apply to favelas
        • 75% sewage is treated
          • Doesn't apply to favelas
    • Social Challenges
      • Healthcare
        • 2013- 55% had a health clinic
        • Services for elderly/pregnant were poor
        • The IMR/life and pregnancy rates for Cicada is significsntly lower than Rio as a whole
        • Solution
          • Take healthcare to people
          • Medics went to Santa Marta (favela) and took medical kits. Life expectancy up!
      • Education
        • Compulsary 6-14
          • Poor children work
        • 50% continued edu.
        • Enrolment is low because of a shortage of nearby schools/Lack of money/poor training
        • VIISCIOUS CIRCLE!
        • Solution
          • Encouraging locals to help in schools
          • School grants to poor
          • Making money available for lessons for Rocinha
      • Water
        • 12% had no access running water
        • Majority no access to drinking water
        • Edge of city use polluted wells
        • Drought increases pressure
        • Solution
          • 7 new treatment plants + 300km new pipes
          • 95% have water
          • Work done of water in favelas
      • Electricity/Energy
        • Frequent blackouts
        • Affects hospitals
        • Illegal tapping ignites electric fires
        • Solutions
          • 60km power lines
          • Nuclear generator
          • Simplicio hydro-complex increased energy by 30%
            • Uses river water, but the people need this water
  • RIO IS FULL OF INEQUALITIES
  • Industrial areas grow, boosting economy. Roads get improved, improving transport, making it attractive to companies
    • Virtuous Cycle

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