The government has announced its plans to enter into an agreement with the BNDES to improve the sanitation in the country. Edison Carlos, the president of Trata Brasil, which is an institute that focuses on basic sanitation, noted some important points about the initiative in a recent interview. Edison believes that the initiative will help to improve sanitation regarding its management, structural and resource areas. Felipe Montoro Jens, a specialist in infrastructural projects, noted that the initiative would help to decrease the waste levels in the country.
During the interview, Edison was quick to note that public entities perform approximately 90% of sanitation services in Brazil. He notes that out of the 90%, 70% of them are served by the state organizations. Edison believes that the presence of private initiative should not be a reason to exclude the public since the public and private organizations can deliver better services if there are collaboration and cooperation.
BNDES is set to develop customized and actionable plans in the states where they serve depending on the situation on the ground in these states. Edison noted that the bank intends to tailor the project to meet the needs of every state. Felipe Montoro pointed out that massive loss of water was one of the reasons of the outflow of financial resources from the state organizations in the water sector since it is hard to receive the services performed when there is such wastage.
About Felipe Montoro Jens
Felipe Montoro was in 2010 appointed as the director of Braskem S.A where he worked until 2013. Felipe has also served as a board member with Concessionaria. Due to his outstanding performance, Montoro was appointed to become the chairman of the board. Mr. Felipe specializes in infrastructure and has given his views on the wake of Brazilian government partnering with BNDES.