Felipe Montoro Jens is an expert in infrastructure projects and is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of EnergiparCaptação S.A. Jens also works with Concessionária do Centro Administrativo do Distrito Federal S.A as the company’s chairman. He has vast experience in financial strategies for both corporations and individuals.
Mainly, Felipe specializes in issues related to infrastructure, including economic waste and coming up with innovative solutions that individuals, businesses and state governments can utilize to get rid of waste and at the same time become profitable and financially responsible.
Recently, after the National Confederation of Industry (CNI) released its report on how to handle the challenge of great works being stopped, Felipe Montoro Jens opined that when works get interrupted, they not only consume Brazil’s resources but also contributes very little to infrastructure.
Specifically, interrupted works contribute just 2% of Brazil’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which is quite low considering that such shutdowns do not generate any benefits to the society. Jens stated that approximayely out of the 2,796 works that had been paralyzed as of 2017, 517 of them were from the infrastructure sector. To him, the numbers were alarming since cost the public at least R$10.7 billion. Visit on his twitter account for latest updates
Jens further asserted that basic sanitation was the most affected, with 447 of the 517 interrupted enterprises being from the sector. The factors behind these alarming interruptions, as pointed out in the study are land ownership problems, abandonment of projects by firms, expropriation, and financial constraints to mention a few.
To a greater extent, as Jens posits this leads to economic crises in the country, forcing people to contain spending. This, in turn, results in the interruption of important projects by the federal government.
The study proposed that for Brazil to avoid projects interruption they have to take into consideration certain measures including macroplanning improvement, evaluating suitable execution modality, carrying out practical micro-planning, equipping teams better, designing contracts that are more balanced, and strengthening internal control.