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Constructive Partnerships Between Public and Private Sectors to Cleanup Brazil’s Water Resources

In a recent interview with Edison Carlos, the President of Trata Brasil, the level of waste within structural resources is reduced by a partnership between the public and private sectors. The idea of government agencies joining forces, especially the water and sanitation spectrum, presents a number of benefits. Carlos and Felipe Montoro Jens believe that BNDES, the National Bank for Economic and Social Developments recent tendency to make concessions and form private sector partnerships will prove useful.



Jens brings a wealth of entrepreneurial experience to the situation, having been a key component of Latin American Leadership forums. He brings years of experience as a member of highly respected boards of directors, including the chief executive officer for a number of Brazilian businesses. Montoro Jens earned a degree in business administration from Fundao Getlio Vargas, and subsequent masters in the management of international business ventures. Jens also studied at the American Garvin School of Management.



Felipe Montoro Jens has been at the forefront of Latin American economic innovation for years. In 2011, he spoke at the world economic forum, part of a unification effort where realistic objectives for business reform were set for the upcoming decade. Their efforts established a select 750-member panel to help shape partnerships between the business and public sectors.


Both Jens and Carlos believe that the private sector of business has sufficient resources to be an important ally to prevent the unnecessary waste of water. They bring enhanced types of technology that would otherwise not be available to the public sector. The fact that water was being lost was a primary contributing factor in losses incurred financially by the companies responsible for good water practices. Jens feels this partnership will produce considerable improvements in both water quality and the financial expenditures necessary to dramatically reduce waste.

Felipe Montoro Jens Voices his Opinion on the Matter of Sanitation Issue in Brazil

Brazil is amongst the fastest growing countries in the world, and its economy has been growing exponentially in the past couple of decades. The living standards of the people have increased considerably, the unemployment rate has fallen, and the infrastructure of the country has improved significantly in the last few years. However, one of the problems that continue to affect the daily life of the people in the metropolitan areas as well as in the rural areas of the country is sanitation. The standard of sanitation in the country is still in the red, and even after many attempts by the government earlier to tackle the situation, it doesn’t seem to improve that fast.



However, the Brazilian Government has recently come up with a unique solution to fight sanitation issues, and have partnered with the National Bank for Economic and Social Development to provide concessions. The government feels that the funding provided through the grants would go a long way in empowering the local bodies to help fight the issue of sanitation. It would assist in saving water and aid with waste management considerably. Even the Ministry of Water came out in support of the government’s move to offer concessions.



Felipe Montero Jens is one of the most renowned infrastructure experts in the country and said that there are many modifications needs to be done in the strategy to tackle the issue of sanitation. According to his suggestions, it is essential to give part of the responsibility to the private sector. Felipe Montoro Jens said that the private sector has the sufficient expertise as well as the technology to cope with the increasing sanitation problems across the country, and with them handling the issue, the difference would be visible much sooner than when government bodies tackle the problem. Felipe Montoro Jens holds the global management degree from the reputed Thunderbird School of Management.