An Important Conversation with Felipe Montoro Jens

In an auction schedule announced in August by the federal government, Mr. Felipe Montoro Jens, a specialist in Infrastructure projects stated that most projects are scheduled for the second half of 2018. In total, there are 57 projects that are to be granted to the private sector. These will involve an investment of R$ 44 billion in 22 sectors listed by the Program of Partnerships and Investments (PPI).

Some of the projects are the Congonhas airport auction in São Paulo; and the sale of Infraero’s stake in the airports of Brasilia, Confis (Belo Horizonte), Galeão (Rio de Janeiro) and Guarulhos (São Paulo). The public company currently has a 49% interest in the consortiums that have the concessions of these terminals. The BR-153, in the stretch between Anápolis (GO) and Aliança (TO), which had the previous concession revoked of the Galvão Group is also on the list of concessions. According to the Ministry of Transport, the bidding is scheduled to take place in the last three months of Michel Temer’s government. Another highway that will be granted to the private initiative, with an auction scheduled for the end of 2018, is the stretch of BR-364 – between Comodoro (MT) and Porto Velho (RO), almost 800 kilometers long, says Felipe Montoro Jens.

The same period will see auctions for the port terminals concessions of Belém (PA), Vila do Conde (PA), Paranaguá (PR) and Vitória (ES) are expected to remain.

At the time of the announcement of the concession schedule in August, the government had not explained how it intends to sell companies such as the Mint, Ceasaminas, Casemg and Docks of Espírito Santo, but announced the privatization of these state-owned companies are scheduled for the end of 2018, points out Felipe Montoro Jens. At the occasion, the Minister of the Secretary General of the Presidency , Moreira Franco, explained that the sale of the Mint – responsible for the production of money and the making of passports in the country – is due to the advance of technology.

The terminals of Maceió (AL), João Pessoa (PB), Aracaju (SE), Juazeiro do Norte (CE), Campina Grande (PB), Recife (PE), Várzea Grande (MT), Rondonópolis MT), Alta Floresta (MT), Barra do Garças (MT), Vitória (ES) and Macaé (RJ) will also be granted by the government, Felipe Montoro Jens list .

PPI

Created by the federal government, the Investment Partnerships Program (PPI) intends to broaden and strengthen the relationship between the State and private initiative and generate jobs and growth for Brazil. This, through new investments in infrastructure and privatization projects.

The PPI aims to guarantee the expansion of public infrastructure – with quality and adequate tariffs. The program also aims to ensure the stability and legal security of projects, with the guarantee of minimal intervention in business and investments.