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Partnership with China is a priority for Brazil

Partnership with China is a priority for Brazil

This Monday, the Minister of Science and Technology, Aloizio Mercadante, was in the National Institute of Space Research (INPE) and heard from his president, Gilberto Câmara, that the priority is the negotiation with China for the maintenance of the partnership in the program of satellites CBERS.

On April 13, President Dilma Rousseff will be in Beijing for a meeting of the BRICs and will treat the subject.

Furthermore, INPE demanded guarantees of investment to the geostationary satellite and greater appreciation of its human resources, many with over 20 years of service.

Mercadante explained that the institution will have a central role in the management of President Dilma Rousseff.

According to him, the subjects of the environmental sustainability and of the biodiversity are central so that the country can change the current model of development, towards a green and creative economy.

The Minister said that he will emphasize the agenda of the technological innovation and that he will fight to turn the Financier of Studies and Projects (Finep/MCT) into a financial institution focused in the innovation.

While defending the increase of the national scientific production, Mercadante quoted the economy of the pre-salt layer as “a great opportunity window for the sustainable development of the country”.

Space program

The Minister of Science and Technology informed that the Brazilian Space Program will receive special attention and that the researcher Marco Antônio Raupp – current chairman of the Brazilian Society for the Progress of the Science (SBPC) will become president of the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB).

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