The Mayor of Porto Alegre Mr. Nelson Marchezan Junior attended the Management council of the Municipal Program of Partnerships (Propar) in discussing Public-Private Partnerships and Concessions on 30th June. According to Felipe Montoro Jens an expert on major infrastructure program development many projects were on table for consideration and subsequent bidding including the President Vargas Maternal and Infantile Hospital head office construction, Public clocks concessions, Guaiba Water Park project, and bidding for other sanitation projects. Similarly the mayor of Rio Grande de Sul who attended the meeting said it aimed at setting the areas, priorities and services that the government will seek private partners to accelerate development.
Creating the (PROPAR / POA) and of the Partnership Management Council (CGP)
Like his peers Nelson Marchezan knows that Public-Private Partnership models are a major means of navigating the financial crisis that the country is undergoing and he intends to use the models in all areas they can apply. This resolve led him to signing of the Decree 19.736 establishing the Municipal Partnership Program (PROPAR/ POA) and the Partnership Management Council (CGP).
Felipe Montoro Jens who is informed of the structure says that he CGP will be the organ of Governance that will determine the structure and modalities of the PPPs and Concessions guaranteeing transparency and proper supervision of the projects. The CGP will also oversee the planning and execution of PPP projects. The mayor will serve as the president of the of the CGP and members will be Vice Mayo, Strategic Partnership, Institutional Relationship, Finance, planning, Economic development secretary. It will also include an expert on infrastructural development expert Mr. Felipe Montoro Jens.
Mr. Felipe Montoro has extensive experience in this field having worked at Arboreoland Empreendimentos Imobiliários as chairman, San Antonio Energia SA as a director and in many other companies where he has served as an executive officer. His contribution on matters of infrastructure is always valuable.