A study done by National Confederation of Industry titled “Great Works Stopped: How to Face the Problem” has shown that there are 2796 works currently stalled in Brazil. Felipe Montoro Jens pointed out that out that 18% of them have cost the taxpayer a large amount of money. He is an expert in the infrastructure sector. According to the study, the infrastructure sector has 517 stalled projects that include airports, waterways, railways and ports.
According to the researcher, the fact that projects are interrupted means resources are spent but society does not reap any benefits. The reason work keeps stopping in the infrastructure sector is due to the constant shutdowns that consume resources without producing any useful infrastructure. This problem can be traced to the operating procedures in the public sector.
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It is cheaper to construct daycare centres sports facilities and schools but Felipe Montoro Jens points out that these projects also face stalls as shown by the CNI study. This is the unfortunate ass they are much cheaper than airports or railway projects. It has been pointed out by Illana Ferreira that these stalled projects are as a result of the fact that the companies supposed to construct them are incapable of completing the work especially with economic problems in the country.
Felipe Montoro Jens pointed out that due to the economic problems the country is facing the government has had to scale down on money spent on infrastructure projects. The CNI report proposed that to stop wastage there was the need to do better macro planning and work towards more efficient teams.
About Felipe Montoro Jens
Felipe Montoro Jens is an expert in the Infrastructure sector. He is CEO of Energipar Captação S.A. He got his business degree at the Getulio Vargas Foundation which is one of the best business school in Brazil.