The Brazilian government has announced intentions to partner with a national bank to invest in infrastructure in Brazil. Edison Carlos is the President of a sanitation company called Trata Brasil. He states in an interview with noticias.terra.com that the new influx of cash will improve areas such as resources, management, and structural support.
Felipe Montoro Jens is a specialist in infrastructure projects. He points out the importance of paying close attention to the levels of waste produced. The loss of water through this process is a causing the state to waste money. Jens points out that when there is this type of waste it makes it impossible for other services to continue with fewer resources than required.
Basic sanitation in Brazil state owned. Public Power owns 90 percent of the sanitation industry, with 70 percent served by the agency. The state is now partnering with BNDES which is the National Bank for Economic and Social Development.
BNDES has developed an action plan that includes surveys of the residents. This will allow them to create detailed plans for each specific area and attend to the needs of those areas. Because private enterprise has more available funds, this partnership will be a more effective means of shoring up the infrastructure.
Felipe Montoro Jens is a specialist in infrastructure. He received his MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management in 200. He was a board member with the Concessionaria do Centro Administrativo do Distrito Federal. He then became Chairman of the Board.
His concern in this is with the state and the high levels of waste water. Felipe Montoro Jens says that the economy is damaged in individual states because of spending so much on waste. He is hopeful that the partnership with BNDES will lead to the needed improvements in infrastructure, which will in turn lead to less waste.