The purpose of the Pontal Project, located in Petrolina, Pernambuco, is to promote the regional development by means of irrigated farming.

It is divided in two sub-areas, namely the South Area and the North Area, located, respectively, in the South and North margins of the Pontal Creek, a tributary of the São Francisco River. TPF ENGENHARIA (former Projetec) developed the environmental studies in the North Area, corroborating the environmental viability of the project and appointing the mitigating and compensating measures concerning the preservation of the local bioma, the caatinga (thorny bush lands)