The Federal Law 11,079 / 04 of December 2004 laid the laws for implementing public private partnerships. The use of public private partnerships is a win / win situation for the economy, because it’s an opportunity to get traditional expensive infrastructure projects completed at a fraction of the cost. Public private partnerships also are excellent for job creation, which is good for the overall economy. Some view public private partnerships as good way to circumvent bureaucratic red tape that can slow the process of completing projects. Felipe Montoro Jens is an infrastructure specialist, with over 20 years of experience in various sectors, but his specialty is infrastructure projects. Felipe Montoro Jens has been closely involved in getting details on the many public private partnerships underway in the country.
Felipe Montoro Jens, detailed the Belo Horizonte in the state of Minas Gerais is making history with their public private partnership project. Belo Horizonte is implementing a 20 year project to replace all public lighting in the city with LED lights. The project is to replace over 100,000 lights by 2020. This public private partnership is largest in the history of the country and has inspired other cities in the country to take similar steps to replicate the success Belo Horizonte has experienced. Learn more about Montoro Jens at frenchtribune.com
Infraero, the government ran airport management company is also working to help reduce the economic responsibility of the government. Felipe Montoro Jens has reported the government is making a R $ 44 million investment in the form of 57 projects, and part if this plan is for Infraero to release some of the airports they are currently managing to the private sector. Brasilia, Confis (Belo Horizinte), Galeao (Rio de Janeiro), Guarulhos (Sao Paulo), Maceio (AL), Joao Pessoa (PB), Aracaju (SE), Juazeiro do Norte (CE), Campina (PB), Recife (PE), Varzea Grande (MT) as some of the airports to auctioned to private sector.
Felipe Montoro Jens also reported on the state of Maranhao, planning a public private partnership project building prisons. In Piaui there is a project underway to improve internet connectivity infrastructure. The ppp project is laying fiber optic cable and access points throughout the state.