Brazil has the largest economy in Latin America and the 7th largest overall in the world. The Chief Executive Officer of Odebrecht Properties, Felipe Montoro Jens is an infrastructure specialist and reporter. Felipe Montoro Jens has worked with many industry leading international corporations in the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Currently Mr. Felipe Montoro Jens is managing 12 public private partnership projects for Odebrecht, including education, healthcare, sports entertainment, and construction porjects. Visit frenchtribune.com for more info.
Felipe Montoro Jens reported on four states aggressive efforts in the utilization of public private partnerships to implement projects. Bahia, Piaui, Maranhao, and Pernambuco all have been investing time and resources in public private partnership projects. In Maranhao, there are PPPs uses to build four prisons by 2019. Bahia is implementing a Light Rail Vehicle Public Private Partnership Project (VLT) through 2031. The Light Rail Vehicle project includes 19 miles and about 20 stops. This upgrade will positively affect over 1 million people. Mr. Montoro Jens reported the upgrade of the internet connection network in Piaui.
There is public private partnership project that is install fiber optic cabling and install 1,500 access points, and will help over 2 million people access the internet. Felipe Montoro Jens also reported an additional 24 public private partnerships underway in the state, the largest of which is scheduled to expand the sewer network in Teresina from 24% to 80%. The Pernambucana Sanitation Company (COMPESA) and National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) are exploring ways to help the expansion of public private partnerships in 15 additional states. The World Bank and Inter-American Bank are investing in the expansion of the ppps, according to the Roberto Tavares, president of the Pernambucana Sanitation Company.
Felipe Montoro Jens, reported the mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Marcelo Crivella initiated a public private partnership project to drastically expand the early childhood education network in the city. The public private partnership is scheduled by 2020 to build 20,000 day care centers and 40,000 preschools. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) was hired to consult the city on the plans for these projects for R $ 2.3 million.