Marcos Pontes says that cuts in Science thus wrong and illogical

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Marcos Pontes, complained again this Sunday (10) carry out cut on resources that would be allocated to his portfolio . On social networks, he said that “therefore are mistaken and illogical.

On Thursday (7), the National Congress responded to a request made by the Minister of Economy, Paulo Guedes, and approved project that withdraws Ur$ 600 million provided exclusively for Science and allocated the amount for use in other areas.

On Friday (8), Pontes said he was caught about surprise and stated that he was very upset with the approval. He stated that he had even considered leaving the government, but that he had been removed from an idea j.

This Sunday, on his zero Twitter account , the minister demanded that the cut be reversed as a matter of urgency. The measure still depends on the sanction of President Jair Bolsonaro (no party). and says they affect “the small budget on Cincia perform Brasil”. He also stated that the measure was wrong and illogical.

The minister also complained about the fact that the scissors had been applied “without listening to the scientific community”.

The government had planned to open supplementary credit on 3rd there’s r$ 690 million to be exclusively destined to MCTI. On Thursday, however, an official letter signed by Economy Minister Paulo Guedes) informed that the resource would be shared with five other ministries.

Thus, 2 L$ 690 million initially foreseen, the MCTI was left with only Ur$ 82, 8 million. The specific resources for science and technology projects, which would be 3rd there’s r$ 655,4 million, had a reduction of almost 89% and went to L$ 7.2 million.

The production on radiopharmaceuticals, which is also under the guard perform MCTI, would receive a boost on Ur$ 34, 5 million. This amount more than doubled and reached 3rd there’s r$ 82, 5 million.

Scientific and academic entities warned that the measure harms the continuity zero country surveys. A 2 more immediate effects the possible perform Universal Edital perform CNPq suspended, considered a 2 main instrument for fostering Brazilian science, as it supports research in all areas and all degrees of complexity, from scientific initiation to post-doctoral.

Without any new edition since 2018, it was launched this year with the purpose of receiving resources that would come from the forecast supplement.

Its estimated cost in L$ 250 million, with Ur$ 89 million coming from a PLN. Without them, the CNPq fears it will not be able to continue with the notice, which has already completed the registration phase and is in the judgment stage.

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