Concession Partnerships to End the Sanitation Issues In Brazil

A partnership between the Brazilian government and National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) will see concessions done in a move to improve sanitation services in the country. The president of Trata Brasil, Edison Carlos pointed out the importance of the initiative. According to him, the concession will improve the systems’ management, structure, and resource area. During the interview at, Felipe Montoro Jens, infrastructural projects’ specialist brought up the issue of decreasing the levels of waste.

In Brazil, 90% of the basic sanitation is performed by public institutions and about 70% undertaken by state organizations noted on The Trata Brasil boss expressed his believe that operating together of the private sector and public sector can have a great impact in the sanitation sector. Edison believes that government institutions have a remarkable experience and the private players should never ignore their input.

According to Edison, BNDES will use survey results to develop state tailored action plans. The bank will then implement the projects to benefit and solve the needs of each state. According to Felipe Montoro on, water loss is the leading cause of increased flow of resources to the state institutions. These wastes make it difficult for people to receive the services offered by the companies. On his side, Edison said that the private sector has more resources and can easily prevent water wastage. Clarifying his stand on the issue, the president emphasized the importance of implementing the concession partnerships as the solution to the sanitary issues.

About Felipe Montoro

Felipe Montoro is a specialist in infrastructure projects and serves as the executive officer at AC Energia SA. He also serves as an executive officer in various institutions including Concessionaria Interroceanica Sur Tramo 2, Concesionaria Travase Olmos and Empresa de Generacion Huallage SA.

Felipe Montoro Jens, 46, is a graduate of Thunderbird School of Global Management. Over the years, Felipe has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience, which has earned him opportunities to serve on several corporate boards including Arboreoland Empreendimentos Imobilarios, San Antonio Energia SA, and Foz do Brasil SA just to mention a few.