R$2.6 billion Car Wash Fund Will Go toward Amazon and Education

Fight against deforestation will receive R $ 1 billion; money was settled between Petrobras and the US Department of Justice as compensation for corruption

Reynaldo Turollo Jr.
Brasília

The federal government and the Attorney General's Office announced on Thursday (5) that they have reached an agreement to allocate money from the Car Wash fund to the Amazon and education.

According to Attorney General Raquel Dodge, R$ 1 billion will be allocated to actions to combat deforestation in the Amazon and R$ 1.6 billion for education.

Raquel Dodge. (Foto: Pedro Ladeira/Folhapress, PODER) - Folhapress

"It is important to note that [resources] will address the areas of education, science, and technology, the area of early childhood and the socio-educational system, all significant areas for promoting citizenship in Brazil," Dodge said.

"The defense of the Amazon, which is Brazilian heritage, is very important, and it now has resources that will go to agriculture, technical assistance, land regularization, forest fire-prevention, and forest regeneration. These are very important areas that will be served with this money, in the public interest and the Brazilian interest," he added.

The money was settled between Petrobras and the US Department of Justice as compensation because of the state-run corruption scheme. Moraes' decision already suspended the plan to create the Car Wash foundation, but the authorities had not yet defined another destination for the resources.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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