Felipe Montoro Jens is the specialist in Infrastructure projects for the Program of Partnerships and Investments. PPI was founded by the Brazilian government to work with the private sector to stimulate the economy. It seeks to expand quality public infrastructure and guarantee adequate tariffs; also, to ensure the stability and legal security of projects while retaining the private sector’s autonomy.
PPI announced that 57 government projects valued at R $44 billion in 22 sectors will be granted to private businesses in the second half of 2018. Examples are: the Congonhas airport auction in São Paulo; also, the sale of Infraero’s stake in the airports of Brasilia, Confis (Belo Horizonte), Galeão (Rio de Janeiro) and Guarulhos (São Paulo). Infraero possesses a 49% interest in the consortiums that own these terminal projects. Montoro Jens cites that highway BR-153, in the stretch between Anápolis (GO) and Aliança (TO), is included in the projects list after being revoked from the Galvão Group. Another highway included is BR-364 – between Comodoro (MT) and Porto Velho (RO). Bidding is scheduled to occur in the last three months of Michel Temer’s presidential term.
Other projects for auction are the port terminals of Belém (PA), Vila do Conde (PA), Paranaguá (PR) and Vitória (ES). The terminals of Maceió (AL), João Pessoa (PB), Aracaju (SE), Juazeiro do Norte (CE), Campina Grande (PB), Recife (PE), Várzea Grande (MT), Rondonópolis MT), Alta Floresta (MT), Barra do Garças (MT), Vitória (ES) and Macaé (RJ).
The Brazilian government has also stated its intent (but not the methods it will use) to privatize state-owned companies such as Mint, Ceasaminas, Casemg, and Docks of Espirito Santo. The sale of Mint -producer of money and passports for Brazil- is due technological advances.