Sanitation Nightmare Calls for Concession

Felipe Montoros Jens attended Getulio Vargas Foundation where he was awarded an undergraduate degree. Later he attended Thunderbird School of Global Management where he obtained his graduate degree. The forty six year old is a reputed finance guru with an impressive track record.

Mr. Montoros is has held different positions in various companies each placing him in the league of successful CEO’s in the country. At Energizer Captacao, he was appointed CEO while serving as Director at Santo Antonio Energia. Mr. Jens kept moving because, in 2010, he joined Braskem as Director and served for three years.

The Problem

Talks over improving sanitation services in Brazil have gone on for years. However, the country is yet to find a sustainable solution. In the country, over ninety percent of these services are controlled by government institutions. Seventy percent of these public users are served by government bodies. In all these debates, water wastage has been blamed for the loss of financial resources from state owned organizations.

Private Sector

The need to include the private sector in the management of water in the country cannot be denied. Their inclusion does not mean the exclusion of government institutions. The latter has vast experience that they can share with their counterparts. The private sector has more resources that it can use to prevent the kind of wastage being witnessed in the country. Additionally, they use technology that can ensure water management, therefore encouraging investment in sewage networks.

BNDES

National Bank for Economic and Social Development is an example of a private enterprise the government has partnered with to improve sanitation in the country. The bank intends to use surveys to obtain information on the levels of sanitation in the areas they plan on serving. Next, they plan on using this information to formulate an action plan.