Brazilian infrastructure specialist Felipe Montoro Jens has encouraged a move by his government to partner with the famous National Bank of Economic and Social Development (BNDES).According to the president of Tata Brasil, Edison Carlos the move will improve the basic sanitation department of Brazil in various ways such as the resources, administration and the structure. In addition to this, Mr. Montoro also revealed that it is also bound to minimize the waste in the country significantly.
90% of Brazil’s basic sanitation services are done by the citizens themselves and 70 % of these people are funded by the government. The entry of a private entity like BNDES means that the sanitation services will improve greatly. However, the public entities may also continue providing the services because they have experience in dealing with such matters. If both institutions can run concurrently, then the sanitation issue is bound to improve within no time.
The bank will use customized surveys to fasten the sanitation projects in the states they work in. In addition to this, each state will have a detailed project adaptation to suit the area it is located in. The scarcity of water is among the impediments to the implementation of the sanitation project. However, if the government can provide enough water sources to both entities, then the sanitation of the country is bound to improve.
Edison Carlos who is one of the leaders of a Brazilian basic sanitation company, also pointed out that water management is the key to providing the best basic sanitation in the country. Private companies have better technology compared to public companies, and they can also manage the water well thus making it easier for them to be successful.
About Felipe Montoro Jens:
Felipe Montoro Jens is an infrastructure specialist. The Brazilian professional is on the board of various developmental organizations. Felipe Montoro Jens has a degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and an undergraduate from Getulio Vargas Foundation.