Recently the Brazilian government announced that it will be undertaking concessions in partnership with BNDES (Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social). The concessions are part of the initiative to further increase the stability of the country’s sanitation and water processing infrastructure. Edison Carlos, President of Brazil stated that he feels that this type of partnership is beneficial to both the administration and the public as a whole as it will help to decrease waste levels while increasing efficiency now and in the future. A report issued by Philip Montoro Jens, an expert in infrastructure projects has also brought to the forefront the need to reduce waste levels overall, while increasing efficiency of operations of the administration in terms of sanitation.
Jens pointed out in his report that 90% of the basic sanitation services offered in Brazil are contracted through the government, so the type of grants that are being offered are a good fit for helping local areas increase their operational efficiency. He also feels that the presence of a private initiative is in no way contradictory to the involvement of a public initiative as the two forms of management are complimentary to each other in this type of sector.
Jens is a man who would know what he is talking about in this regard. He is one of the predominate infrastructure program experts in the western hemisphere. He serves as chairman of Concessionária do Centro Administrativo do Distrito Federal S/A as well.
His educational credentials are beyond question as he holds a Masters in Business Administration from FGV, as well as a Master in International Management from The American Garvin School of International Management at Thunderbird University. He has worked with many companies both in Brazil and Abroad who specialize in project and infrastructure management and investing.
Jens agrees that although it is favorable to have such partnerships as this between the private and public sector care should be taken to ensure that the best interest of both parties is being kept in mind at all times. This round of concessions has the ability to increase the sanitation operation of many states in Brazil and as such benefit the country and its people as a whole. http://executives.findthecompany.com/l/116341/Mr-Felipe-Montoro-Jens