How Basic Sanitation Services in Brazil Can Be Improved

The Brazilian government recently announced that it is in the process of forging a partnership with the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES). The partnership is meant to improve sanitation services across the vast nation. Health and sanitation expert and head of Trata Brasil Edison Carlos recently had a discussion with infrastructural expert Felipe Montoro to discuss the concession and how it will benefit poor Brazilians.


According to Edison, services that will be provided under the concession will benefit structural, resource, and administrative areas since it will go beyond waste disposal and recycling. He further adds that basic sanitation in Brazil can only be attained through public participation. This means that the public needs to be wholly involved in all initiatives.


Under the concession, BNDES will develop a customized action plan for all the states that it serves. These strategies will be based on comprehensive surveys that have already be undertaken. This way, it will be easier to adapt each project to the specific sanitation needs of each state. Nonetheless, the parties involved in the concession should be clear especially when it comes to signing contracts since it will help prevent conflicts that might arise in future.


Felipe Montoro in Brief


Mr. Montoro is a renowned infrastructural projects expert. He currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Brazilian corporation, Energipar Captação S.A. Besides this, he is also the executive chairman at Concessionária do Centro Administrativo do Distrito Federal S.A. in the past, he had stints at Santo Antônio Energia S.A and Braskem S.A. where he was a director.


Throughout his corporate career, Mr. Montoro has distinguished himself as an expert in matters pertaining to concessions. The corporate executive holds a business degree from Getulio Vargas Foundation. He similarly holds s postgraduate degree in business administration from the prestigious Thunderbird School of Global Management.

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