UFA (Sputnik), Anastasia Levchenko — The NDB was created July 2014 with an agreement between BRICS member states to mobilize resources for infrastructure and sustainable development projects. BRICS member states established a $100-billion liquidity reserve to ensure the bank's financial stability.
"The idea of having a bank inside BRICS to make happen investment projects is critical, relevant, important and historic," Jose Rubens de la Rosa told Sputnik.
The NDB will boost investment cooperation between members, contributing to job creation, an outcome desired by all BRICS members, de la Rosa added.
BRICS is an association of five major developing economies, comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. The group’s bank was conceived as an alternative to Western financial institutions, including the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.