The concession program introduced for the basic sanitation services in Brazil is a game changer, revealed by Trata Brasil President, Edison Carlos, in a recent interview with Felipe Montoro Jens. The concession program introduced by the government in collaboration with BNDES is expected to make a revolutionary change in structural, resource, and management areas of sanitation services firms. Upon a question from Felipe, Edison has replied that it could also reduce wastage of water significantly. Considering majority of the sanitation services are provided by the state organizations, Edison believes that the emergence of private players can significantly improve the efficiency, and both private and public sectors can complement each other.
Additionally, while collaborating with private companies, the government bodies would leverage and experience advanced technology not only in management but in preventing water being wasted as well. Edison pointed out that the advancement in technology would make sure efficient use of water. BNDES is also focused on implementing customized plans for each state as the various places have different requirements. Also, the current level of wastage of water should be reduced to ensure the flow of financial resources to state companies in the water sector. While advocating the need for partnerships, Edison also pointed out the need of drafting contracts with clear goals. Additionally, there is a need for regular inspections by the state agencies to ensure the execution is as narrated.
Felipe is a major infrastructure and real estate expert with decades of experience in Brazil and other major industries. He always bats for high-quality and efficient services in the sector and helps various firms and agencies to implement policies and technologies that drive professionalism and optimum output in the sector.
Jens is on the board of directors of a number of agencies and firms including San Antonio Energia SA, Foz do Brasil SA, Fonte Nova Negocios e Participaçoes SA, Concessionaria do Centro Administrativo, and more. He completed his under graduation from Getulio Vargas Foundation and did his graduation from Thunderbird College of Global Management.