EMGEPRON signed a contract to manage the construction of a Hospital Boat for the Fraternidade São Francisco de Assis in Providência de Deus, a non-profit Christian philanthropic entity.

The Hospital Boat, baptized as "Papa Francisco", was born from an orientation, directed by the Pope to Friar Francisco Belotti, Superintendent of the Fraternity, during his visit to Hospital São Francisco, during the World Youth Day of 2013, held in Rio de Janeiro, for the Christian entity to start acting in assistance projects for needy populations in the Amazon.

Thus, in order to carry out the project, EMGEPRON was approached by the Fraternity to act in the design and management of the construction of the Boat, which was carried out by a national shipyard, selected through a bidding process.

"Papa Francisco" has a length of 32 meters by 8 meters in length and has a complete surgical center; post-anesthetic recovery room; nursery; pharmacy; laboratory; gynecological, ophthalmological, dental and general use offices; and x-ray, mammography, ultrasound rooms; vaccination, sterilization, medication and nebulization and exercise testing, in addition to boxes for 30 people, kitchen, cafeteria, library, medical gas plant and hospital laundry.

The vessel, which entered service in 2019, providing health and dental care services in the Amazon Basin of Pará to around 700 thousand residents of riverside communities in the municipalities of Alenquer, Almerim, Belterra, Curruá, Faro, Juruti, Monte Alegre, Óbidos , Oriximiná, Prainha, Santarém and Terra Santa.