With the payment yesterday (20) to the National Treasury of an additional tranche worth R $ 30 billion, the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) has completed the planned liquidation planned for this year, related to contracts signed between the institution and the Union, for an amount of R $ 130 billion.
The announcement was made today (21) by the president of the institution, Dyogo Oliveira. For 2019 the goal is to return another R $ 26 billion to the Treasury.
Since December 2015, the BNDES R has charged R $ 310 billion in debts to the federal government, which represents the equivalent of five percentage points of the gross domestic product (GDP, sum of goods and services produced in the country) for the reduction of gross debt, since that date.
Returned funds can not be used to increase primary government expenditures, including investments and staff costs. They can only be used by the Union for the reduction of sovereign debt, as defined by the Court of Auditors of the Union (TCU) in 2016.
edition: Sabrina Craide