At the beginning of 2017, the Brazilian sanitation industry was treated to great news; concessions news that allowed the governments corporations a chance to work with the National Bank for Economic and Social Development to improve the ailing sanitation industry. According to two industry leaders, Felipe Montoro Jens and Edison Carlos, this is one of the best ways to heal the sanitation sector. In addition to new infrastructure, the industry will be able to benefit from the competence of the private players. Below are some of the opinions of these two leaders on how the Brazilian sanitation industry will benefit from this partnership.
According to the statistics on the ground, a huge percentage of the Brazilian Sanitation service is carried out by either the national government or the public sector. Arguably, this has been the number one factor that has ailed this industry since its establishment. However, Edison and Felipe seem to agree on the fact that even the smallest participation of the private sector will help heal this industry. Through the grants and expertise from the National Bank, the sanitation industry will be managed appropriately, hence eliminating the huge wastages that were previously witnessed.
The other benefit of privatizing this sector is that the private sector has the equipment to manage the industry as opposed to the public sector. Nonetheless, even if these benefits are quite promising Felipe advises that the private sector needs to critically consider working hand in hand with the public sector since they are the biggest investors in this sector.
About Felipe Montoro Jens
Felipe Montoro Jens is a significant individual in the Brazilian sanitation industry. Mr. Felipe has been in the industry for quite a long time serving in different positions at different companies. His specialty lies in almost all department of the business.
Mr. Felipe graduated from Thunderbird School pursuing a degree in international management. In addition to this, he also has an honorary degree from Getulio Vargas Foundation (GVF).