Conducted from 2017 data, the study realized by the National Confederation of Industry and provided by the Ministry of Planning, “Great Works Stopped: How To Face The Problem?” notes that there are 2,796 paralyzed works in Brazil. The Infrastructure Project expert, Felipe Montoro Jens notes that 517 of those projects are related to the infrastructure sector, and cost about R$10.7 billion.
Out of the 517 interrupted works there are 30 highways, 8 urban mobility works, 16 airports, 5 railyways, 6 ports, and 4 waterways. Felipe Montoro Jens mentions the fact that the study also points out the to the interruption of the construction of preschools, day-care centers, and sport facilities in the educational unit, despite the fact that the projects are less complex and cheaper. Visit their website felipemontorojens.com to learn more.
The study shows that the discontinuation resulted from a number of issues, such as technical problems, financial difficulties, companies abandoning work, and expropriation. The National Confederation of Industry also points to the economic crisis that is still being experienced in Brazil, which resulted in the federal government interrupting infrastructure projects. Mr. Montoro Jens states that although this fact is more evident in the case of the Union, the fiscal deterioration affected state and municipal projects as well.
The study recommends a number of measures in order to avoid the interruption of construction works, such as designing more balanced contracts, strengthening internal control, improving macro-planning as well as carrying out efficient micro-planning. Despite the fact that urgent solutions are needed, officials recommend attention with programs and targets aimed, in order to not repeat the same mistakes.
Felipe Montoro Jens points out the fact that the study conducted by the National Confederation of Industry is part of a series of documents on strategic issues, handed to candidates who will run for the position of President of the Republic. Follow: https://twitter.com/felipemontoroj