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Felipe Montoro Jens, reports on economy of Brazil

Felipe Montoro Jens is an experienced infrastructure specialist and has reports on public private partnership projects in Brazil. Over the last 20 years Brazil, Latina America’s largest economy has been struggling with economic turmoil and political unrest. The federal government has been making big investments in recent years in public private partnership project. Public private partnerships are a good tool that lowers costs of infrastructure projects, creates jobs, and keeps the deficit in check financially.

Infraero is one of the government companies set to auction portions of its ownership to the private sector. Infraero will be releasing control of Brasilia, Confis (Belo Horizinte), Galeao (Rio de Janeiro), Guarulhos (Sao Paulo), and about 10 more airports. By having this auction of these airports will help reduce the financial burden of managing them and help reduce the country’s deficit. BR 153 and BR 364 is also part of a planned public private partnership road construction project, planned for the end of 2018. Visit infomoney.com to learn more.

Felipe Montoro Jens also noted the expansion of the early childhood development networks in Rio de Janeiro. By 2020, Rio de Janeiro plans to build 20,000 day care centers, and 40,000 preschools. The city of Rio de Janeiro has invested over $2 million in this public private partnership projects, to bring the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in as consultants. The private partners will mainly responsible to actual construction and maintenance of the location of the day cares and schools.

In the state of Maranhao, they are using public private partnerships to construct four prisons, scheduled for 2019. In Pernambuco, Felipe Montoro Jens detailed the efforts to acquire more investments in 15 states to participate and expand public private partnership projects. Pernambucana Sanitation Company (COMPESA) is working with National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) with these efforts. In Piaui there is a public private partnership project to upgrade the internet infrastructure in the state. The public private partnership project is installing fiber optic cables and 1,500 access points. The Piaui public private partnership internet project will expand from the coast down to the south and impact over 2 million people. Visit: http://www.felipemontorojens.com.br/