Even though Brazil has witnessed exponential growth in just about every sector in the past few years, whether it is the economy, infrastructure, education, social, cultural, and others, there is one problem that continues to persist still, the issue of sanitation. The government for long have been trying to devise new ways to fight the problem of sanitation, but unfortunately, the problem has not only persisted but grown in the past few years. It is for this reason the government is planning to take significant steps in the area of sanitation, and the first major step that the government took is collaborating with the National Bank for Social and Economic Development.
The collaboration would help in the distribution of the concessions that the government plans to give under the BNDES Program. Trata Brasil is one of the market leaders in the field of water management, waste management, and sanitation. Trata Brasil’s President Edison Carlos said in an interview that the collaboration between the public and the private sector to fight the problem of sanitation would help in eradicating the issue of sanitation once and for all. The partnership would also assist in controlling it going forward so that it doesn’t impact as much as it does now.
Felipe Montoro Jens, who is the CEO of Energipar Captacao S.A., said in an interview that concessions from the government as well as the public-private partnership would collectively go a long way in fighting the sanitation issue. He mentioned that it is necessary for the government to realize that the joint venture with the private sector would be of tremendous help in curbing sanitation problem across the country in a short period. Felipe Montoro Jens has done his graduation from the Getulio Vargas Foundation and completed his post-graduation from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.