How To Fix Brazil’s Infrastructure With Felipe Montoro Jens

Earlier this year – in 2018 – Brazil’s very own National Confederation of Industry used data from end-of-year 2017 to find that just short of 2,800 public works weren’t yet completed – or even started – a problem that Brazil is still facing two-thirds into 2018. 517 of those 2,800 public works were in the infrastructure sector, equating to roughly 18 percent of the total number of projects that were expected to be completed, but hadn’t yet borne any fruit. Find out more at to learn more.

Felipe Montoro Jens, the expert of Infrastructure Projects within the national government of Brazil, shared several reasons about a month ago in a South American online-based publication regarding why so many of Brazil’s infrastructure projects had fallen flat – or not even sprung to action in the first place.

You might remember hearing negative things about the water in Rio de Janeiro, one of Brazil’s most populated cities, back two years ago for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Still, the South American country’s basic sanitation projects are incredibly off-schedule. Of the 517 aforementioned projects related to the infrastructure sector that hadn’t yet begun, a whopping 447 of them were directly related to basic sanitation – think of things like public bathrooms, repairs of sinks and toilets, and sewer line installations or fixes.

In addition to the 447 basic sanitation projects that hadn’t yet gotten underway at the end of 2017, Felipe Montoro Jens also shared that some 30 highways and 16 airports around the country – both in large and small cities alike – hadn’t yet started.

Countries generally can’t grow large – at least not that large – without proper infrastructures in place. Only time, proper planning, and sufficient tax money can ultimately yield good infrastructure, says Felipe Montoro Jens.