The Paralyzed Infrastructure Projects in Brazil – An Overview by Felipe Montoro Jens
Felipe Montoro Jens, infrastructure Projects expert has given much emphasis to the National Confederation of Industry (CNI) report on infrastructure projects undertaken in Brazil.
In according to the CNI study “Great works stopped: how to face the problem” Felipe makes it clear that there are 2,796 works that have been incapacitated. This data was collected in 2017 and was made available by the Ministry of Planning. Out of the 2796 works stopped, 517 about 18.5 % of the total project fall under the infrastructure industry. The estimated cost of the 517 incapacitated works cost taxpayers about R $10.7 billion. You can find Montoro Jens on Twitter @felipemontoroj to continue the conversation.
The report further reveals that basic sanitation is the most affected area and 447 enterprises were affected in the course of the operation procedure. Other areas affected include 30 highways, 16 airports, eight urban mobility projects, six ports, and five waterways and railways respectively.
From the report, it shows that despite investing little amount in infrastructure, only 2% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is accounted for. Brazil also uses a lot of resources from the sector. Due to the shutdown a lot of resources will be wasted and the society will not gain in any manner. This costs and loses are as a result mismanagement of public sector in handling the proposed projects.
The CNI report claims that the crisis Brazil has been experiencing for a long time have pushed the nation to regulate its spending. This decisions have pushed the federal government to halt all the infrastructure projects in progress. Felipe Montoro Jens goes on to support the report saying that the deterioration and interference of investments has also affected municipal and state works.
The CNI went on further to reveal that there is another obstacle derailing infrastructure development. The Union states the disheartening relations between public project managers and control authorities have also lead to stoppage of infrastructure projects.
To overcome this calamity, the CNI recommends improved microplanning, the state come up with most suitable projects execution strategies, proper micro-planning, competent workers, detailed contracts as well as improve internal regulation of the projects.
The National Confederation of Industry was established in 1938 and is located in Brasilia. The CNI has a representative office in Sao Paulo. It also represents the top-most union of the industry’s trade union system.