Felipe Montoro Jens Says The Government Is Expecting 18 Infrastructure Auctions

During the last 4 months of 2017 Tarcisio Gomes de Freitas is expected to hold 18 infrastructure auctions, according to the project coordination secretary of the Investment Partnerships Program (PPI).

“18 auctions are planned in the second half of 2017, starting in September. We will continue to work in parallel with the discussions that took place in the Congress,” said Freitas. In order to increase productivity in Brazil, according to Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas, the infrastructure sector demands modernization. “We need to break the vicious cycle that drives away investors and increases unemployment … There is no escape from the concessions, in which we realize many gains. After all, we can not be hostage to the fiscal budget,”, “We have created a hub, articulated with ministries, which seeks to select projects that are truly attractive to the private sector and are succeeding.” said the PPI project coordinator.

Felipe Montoro Jens has reported that in June, when the secretary was questioned by the editorial director of the magazine EXAME, André Lahóz Mendonça de Barros, if the errors committed in recent years in concessions left marks in the decisions taken by foreign investors, Freitas answered citing the presence of international consortia in the auctions held in the PPI, in particular, in the airport concessions, which were held in March.

“I believe it was clear to these investors that the government has left an anti-business line and moved on to a pro-business line with Temer,” added Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas, project secretary for project coordination at the Investment Partnerships Program.

Michel Temer assumed the presidency of the Republic on August 31, 2016 and, during the first year of his administration, PPI held 44 auctions in the area of infrastructure; which bore thought provoking results looking ahead to the future.

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