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.
This year the Government of Brazil announced that they would be making a concession with the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES). Following this, a few sanitation and infrastructure industry experts were interviewed to give their two cents on the issue. One of the interviewee was Felipe Montoro Jens. He commented on the issue of waste management in the country saying that it was so bizarre due to the lack of proper infrastructure. He went ahead to advise that something has to be done regarding the level of water wastage, that is, if the concession was to be successfully implemented. Otherwise, sanitation initiatives will not be as effective as foreseen.
Felipe Montoro Jens also attributed the poor sanitation of Brazil to lack of adequate funds and resources by the public sector. Therefore, he is positive that, through the concession, things will change for the better. There will be more resources and finances to deliver sanitation services.
Another interviewee, to talk on the concession, was Edison Carlos, The President of Trata Brasil. Trata Brasil is a leading company in public sanitation. About the concession, Edison seemed to have hoped that this sector would get even better as the public and private companies complemented each other. He noted that government companies have the experience while private companies have enough resources to improve sanitation in Brazil.
About Felipe Montoro Jens
Felipe Montoro Jens is a successful Brazilian businessman and infrastructure expert. He attended FGV, graduating with a BBA from this reputable institution. Later on, he joined the Thunderbird School of Global Management and graduated with a Master’s degree in International Business Management.
Today, he is one of the most successful venture capitalists in Brazil’s infrastructure industry. He has a wide contact of investors who contribute to achieving his business vision bot in Africa and South America.