Felipe Montoro Jens Announces Plans by the City of Rio de Janeiro to Construct New Education Centers

Felipe Montoro Jens, an expert in Infrastructure projects, recently announced plans by the city of Rio de Janeiro to expand its child education network through Public-private Partnerships (PPP). Current Mayo, Marcelo Crivella confirms that plans are underway to establish about 20,000 new daycare centers and well over 40,000 pre-schools in Rio by 2020. The PPP will be responsible for the construction, maintenance and all the non-pedagogical servicing of education equipment. The design of this PPP is identical to the 2012 PPP of Belo Horizonte. The private partner takes charge of construction roles, maintenance and administration of the new centers while the Municipality takes care of the pedagogical services and school meals. According to Felipe Montoro Jens, The International Finance Corporation (IFC), which is a member of the World Bank and one of the most prominent private sector development institutions, is solely responsible for offering consultation services for the project. IFC will also provide consulting services to analyze the feasibility of the Public Lighting PPP in Rio. IFC has it on its official website that their primary role is to help partners overcome financial and operational constraints by availing resources and expertly advice. The Public-Private Partnership is a program that aims at achieving public contracting. It came into existence in 2004 after the enactment of Law 11, 079. The law established the rules and regulations associated with bidding and contracting of PPPs. These PPPs fill a gap in the market by giving an alternative the government can pursue to deal with the scarcity of resources and inadequate provision of public services. Felipe Montoro Jens highlights the fact that the PPP model relies on an administrative concession contract that is duly signed between private entities that undertake the development and the public administration which may be the State or the Municipality.

January 4, 2018

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