The investment sector in the northern states has had quite some activity of late. This is as a result of states transferring their assets to private initiatives through concessions and sub-concessions. This movement in assets came up as a result of federal transfer restrictions and tightening of fiscal accounts.
Many states believe that if they transfer their assets to concessions, sub-concessions and people-private partnerships, they may be able to circumvent the restrictions in place without negatively affecting their investments. Felipe Montoro Jens, an expert in infrastructure projects, did a detailed explanation of the concessions in some of the states in the North.
According to the report he gave all of the concessions, despite the minor threats some people think they pose, are greatly beneficial. The project to improve internet infrastructure done by the government of Piauí, for instance, will benefit up to 2.1 million people. This was the first PPP to be launches in this state. According to the report by Felipe Montoro, the private partner will provide the management, installation of 1500 access points and services. This will not only be beneficial to the citizens but also to the government. They get to spend a whole lot let and still manage to offer its citizen good services.
Pernambucana Sanitation Company (COMPESA) has partnered up with the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) to try and increase the participation of Pernambuco state’s private sector in sanitation. In his reports, Felipe Montoro Jens explains the point and hope of the partnership as well as how it will benefit from the whole venture.
Other states that are benefiting from this are Bahia, with its Light Rail Vehicle Project (VLT), and Maranhão, with its construction of four prisons. Both states have chosen different types of investment but all suiting their aim and circumstances.
Find out more about Felipe Montoro Jens: http://maringa.odiario.com/politica/2017/03/felipe-montoro-jens-fala-sobre-parcerias-publico-privadas-no-brasil/2348581/