Archive for March, 2013

Amazon Fund has supported 36 projects, totaling R$ 440 million

Comments Off | 03-29-2013

Managed by the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES), the Amazon Fund closed the year 2012 with 36 approved projects, totaling R$ 439.8 million. Of this amount, R$ 134.7 million are meant for activities related to sustainable production, R$ 154.6 million for institutional development of environmental agencies, R$ 45.8 million for environmental and [...]

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World Social Forum 2013: Federal government brings social participation experience to Tunisia

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The Minister Gilberto Carvalho (Secretary General) arrived on Tuesday (3/26) in Tunis/Tunisia, where he participates in the World Social Forum 2013 (WSF), a civil society initiative that aims to discuss and formulate alternatives for global agenda.
“The main objective of our participation is to show the Brazilian experience of ruling with social participation,” said Carvalho, who [...]

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Brasil and China strengthen bilateral cooperation during the BRICS Summit

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Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministries of Finance and bilateral agreement of currency swap were announced on Tuesday in Durban
During the meeting of Ministers of Finances and presidents of Central Bank of BRICS in Durban, South Africa, on Tuesday (26), the Minister of Finance of China, Lou Jiwei, and the Minister of Finance of Brazil, [...]

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Study aims to update visa process

Comments Off | 03-16-2013

On March 12, the National Immigration Council (CNIg) established the Special Commission to Study the Brazilian System of Qualified Labor Migration. The commission was created to study changes to simplify the procedures practiced in Brazil for issuing work visas, thereby speeding up decisions regarding the arrival of skilled labor in the country. The Commission is [...]

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President Dilma Rousseff inaugurates factory to build the first Brazilian nuclear-powered submarine

Comments Off | 03-3-2013

The Metal Structure Fabrication Unit (UFEM), an important part of the Submarine Development Program (Prosub), will be inaugurated by President Dilma Rousseff on March 1, in Itaguaí (in the state of Rio de Janeiro). The delivery of the unit, the construction of which began three years ago, is the first part of the infrastructure that [...]

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Research and development in information and communication technologies to receive R$ 300 million

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Research and development in information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the country is to receive an investment of R$ 300 million over the next five years. The initiative is part of an agreement which was signed today (February 27) between the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) and the Ministry [...]

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