Concessions could be the much-needed solution to sanitation and water services in Brazil as explained by Felipe Montoro Jens and Edison Carlos. The government and the well-known National Bank for Economic and Social Development (NBESD) launched a concession to address sanitation matters in the country. This move was received warmly by Edison Carlos, a sanitation expert from Trata Brasil, who expressed confidence in that the sanitation sector would be significantly improved. He argued that NBESD would bring management expertise and enough resources to revolutionize operations in the sector, which would result in better waste management initiatives.
Public Role in Sanitation Management
About the claim that the entry of NBESD and other private entities in the sanitation arena was compromising the role of the public in the sector, Edison disagreed. He argued that the public contributes to over 90 percent of Brazilian sanitation services. He said that it is only by merging the management expertise from the private sector and experience from the public sector that a sustainable sanitation program will take effect in the country.
Customized Service Delivery
Felipe Montoro Jens reported that NBESD would be guided by statistics in its distribution of services in the regions it will serve. The statistics will be obtained from extensive surveys that will show the exact sanitary situation in each state. The bank will then be channeling its services to each state depending on the level of need.
Edison Carlos was not impressed by how state bodies managed water services in Brazil. According to him, the level of financial wastage in the water sector in the country was too high and needed to be tamed. The financial position of the water sector stood to benefit from the entry of NBESD, argued Jens Montoro.
About Felipe Montoro
Felipe Montoro is a Brazilian financial expert based in Rio de Janeiro. He did his first degree at the revered Getulio Vargas Foundation and his master’s degree at the prominent Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Now in his mid-40s, Montoro has held managerial positions in reputable institutions, such as Santo Antônio Energia S.A., Braskem S.A., and Concesionaria Trasvase Olmos S.A. http://www.radaroficial.com.br/d/28075923