Brazil frees up BRL1.65 billion for defence

26 September 2019

The Brazilian government has recently approved measures to release BRL1.65 billion to the country's defence ministry to enable several important activities within the armed forces to be funded.

Brazil previously imposed a freeze of BRL5.8 billion to its 2019 defence budget.

The BRL1.65 billion now cleared will be spent in support of several activities within the armed forces, such as border control, organ transportation, field training exercises, and the fight against illegal activities; construction projects over several Brazilian states, including building and repairing roads, sustainment of military units across the country; and funding a range of important ongoing procurement efforts.

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