segunda-feira, 29 de dezembro de 2008


SAO PAULO, Brazil (Map, News) - A top government official says Brazil will boost infrastructure spending by about 34 percent to counter the effects of the global economic meltdown.

Official news service Agencia Brasil quotes Chief of Staff Dilma Rousseff as saying the government will spend 636 billion reals ($254 billion) through 2010.

That's up from some 475 billion reals originally set aside for its Growth Acceleration Program.

Launched in January 2007, the program funds housing, education, public health, transportation and energy projects.

Agencia Brasil's report was published Wednesday.

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