Felipe Montoro Jens on the Brazilian Northeastern States’ Projects for 2018

Brazil will be working n a number of the consessions project over the second half of this year. The government of the country started with concession projects last year in 2017, but many will continue into late 2018.

Several of the northeastern states of Brazil are investing in the transfer of assets to the private initiative such as concession and sub-concessions, and public private partnerships (PPPs). That is to avoid some federal restrictions and the tightening of finance without cutting don the investments. This was reported by the Infrastructure expert working on the projects Mr. Felipe Montoro Jens.

The state of Bahia is working on the Light Rail Vehicle Project. About 19 miles will be established covering 21 stops will replace the suburban train. That will benefit almost two million people.

Piaui is working on 24 concession projects and PPPs. Felipe Montotor Jens says that the most significant of those is to increase to coverage f the sewage network in Teresina, jumping from 24 percent to 80 percent. Another project is the improved Internet connection which benefitted 2.1 million people in Piaui.

State Maranhao is constructing four prisons, and they are expected to start running in June 2019, according to Felipe Montoro Jens.

The state of Pernambuco, the sanitation company Compesa is working on the initiative of BNDES to increase Compesa’s involvement in the sanitation sector of the country as a whole. The Pernambuco state is also working on expanding the production and distribution in the interior business.

According to Radar PPP, the states of Pernambuco, Rio Grande do Norte, Alagoas, and many others in the vicinity have signed 23 PPP contracts which amount to over R $28 billion. Infrastructure expert Felipe Montoro Jens said that this is the second biggest regional volume. It is bested only by the Southern states of Brazil which have achieved well over 60 contracts.

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