The senator gave details of his visit to Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, on his official Facebook page. He was received by the vice president of the complex, Ian Feldman, and the Brazilian Carina Paladino, who works in the Group, in Singapore. The parliamentarian met the complex that brings together a hotel with 2,500 rooms, shopping mall, theater, convention center, forest garden and even a subway terminal.
Santos highlighted that the venue hosts important world events as a Formula 1 championship stage, which goes through the complex structure, and in addition receive important conferences at the Convention Center and shows at the Theater.
The Senator also commented on the numbers reached after the construction of the complex, among them: the generation of 9,500 direct jobs in the hotel alone, more than 13,000 in the rest of the complex, with service, stores and outsourced, not counting the indirect thousands and the increase of 20% in the attraction of tourists every year since the inauguration.
He stated that Marina Bay Sands is the integrated resort model that the senators are discussing to build in Brazil. He also admits that the installation of such a project depends on the legalization of gaming that will return to be discussed in the first half of the year in the Commission of Constitution and Justice -of which he is a part- but believes that IRs are a good way to development.
"I believe that if we start in that way, with an Integrated Casino Resort to attract and strengthen tourism in Brazil, generating employment, income and taxes, would bring many benefits to the country," said Cidinho Santos.
He also revealed that he accompanied Sheldon Adelson, Las Vegas Sands Group's president, during his visit to Brasilia last year, when he met with President Temer and presented his projects to Brazil.
"The Las Vegas Sand Corporation is one of the largest resort-casino groups in the world and is interested in establishing itself in Brazil as soon as the activity is regulated, initially in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro," the senator commented.