"All our efforts to develop the country and address inequalities gained a decisive step today in our opinion. Because the impact of the allocation of pre-salt royalties for education will be able to imply that in the next decade, Brazil will face, with even greater intensity, challenges from the problem of illiteracy to the problem of our scientific and technological sovereignty and from increasing teacher's salaries to increasing the number of places for university students. "
Daniel Ilescu, president of the National Union of Students (UNE) in 2012
"It seems clear that now is the time is to plan for the near future, so that the country does not fail to catch, once again, the train of history; and thus make the most of the right time ahead in education, to give the expected qualitative leap in education. By the early 2020's -. that is, six years from now -. Brazil will have 5 million fewer students of school age, as shown by the population statistics of IBGE And what's best, will R $ 120 billion more to invest in education. "
Ruy Martins Altenfelder Silva, president of the board of directors and the board of the Center for Business-School Integration (National CIEE)
"The discovery of oil in Libra, in Brazil, is one of the largest deep water oil reserves in the world, and look forward to applying our global experience and technology to support the successful development of this important opportunity."
Peter Voser, CEO of the Royal Dutch Shell group
"First it was good luck we found oil in the pre-salt, as occurred with the Campos Basin in the 1970s It was often said that Brazil had nowhere to grow because they lacked a key natural resource, which was oil. In heat of the moment, many argue how best to exploit this wealth, there are experts who argue for the concession, other sharing, still had the issue of participation of Chinese and would be better if Petrobras explore alone But the important thing is to exploit the resource. . There is the possibility of happening to oil what happened to coal. If we do not explore now, this may limit our chances for economic growth in the medium and short term. "
Heron do Carmo, economist, professor at the University of São Paulo (USP)
"I wish it were possible [that Petrobras explore the pre-salt alone]. This is a very large undertaking. The auction is a pragmatic alternative, given the impossibility of state enterprises and the state to finance large projects. In the short and medium term, auctions are a viable solution. In the future, it may be that the country will be equipped with financial instruments and the infrastructure to explore the other fields alone."
Peter Rossi, economics professor at the State University of Campinas (Unicamp)
"The demand for skilled professionals is already high in this warm-up period for the operation of the pre-salt fields. But it should increase over the next five years when new plants go into production."