Felipe Montero Jens Addressing Provision of Utilities in Brazil

In a bid to create concessions in the provision of utilities, the Brazilian government announced its partnership with the National Bank of Economic and Social Development. Edison Carlos, President of Trata Brazil, lauded the move as it would improve resource management and service delivery in general. BNDES will use personalized plans for every state to cater to the needs of each area.

Public corporations supply most of the sanitation services even though there are other private companies in the field. One of the factors deterring the efficient provision of sanitation services by the state-owned companies is the mismanagement of water. According to Edison Carlos, Private companies providing sanitation have more resources and advanced technology to help avert water wastage menace. Public-private partnership in the sector would contribute to improving service provision and the financial state of public institutions.

The number of public and private players in the sector is almost similar and can supply most of the population. However, there has to be a deliberate action to align the company’s operations and the citizen’s unique needs. Also, it is important to revise the cost of service delivery to ensure efficiency.

Partnerships in concessions are necessary and can work when the goals are clear and stated beforehand. Felipe Montero, an infrastructure analyst, has been following the developments since the announcement by the government. Felipe attended the Getulio Vargas Foundation for his undergraduate degree and the Thunderbird School of Global Management for a graduate degree.

Over the years he has held several senior executive positions in various companies specializing in Finance, engineering, construction, technology, and energy. He also sits on the boards of Fonte Nova Negocios e Participacoes, SA, Energia, SA, Foz do Brazil SA, and Concessionaria do Centro Administrativo. Felipe Montoro Jens also contributes to the knowledge on infrastructure in Brazil through his blog and

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