The National Confederation of Industry (NCI) was established in 1938 and is Brazil’s highest body of the construction industry’s trade union system. They recently completed a study and turned it over to the Ministry of Planning. In this study, they reveal why so many construction projects, including those for infrastructure, are paralyzed across Brazil. They reported that almost 2,800 projects are facing a work stoppage and 517 are those infrastructure projects like sanitation, highways, ports, and waterway. More about of Felipe Montoro Jens at ideamensch.com
Felipe Montoro Jens is one of Brazil’s top experts when it comes to infrastructure projects. He says that it’s not just complex projects that aren’t being completely but even relatively simple ones like school sports stadiums, daycares, and preschools. As for the reasons for why work gets halted on projects on a regular basis he points to technical reasons. He has said that a lot of small companies got government contracts to do these infrastructure projects and when the economic crisis hit they suddenly didn’t have the resources to continue the work.
Another consequence of the economic crisis, Felipe Montoro Jens reports, is that governments across Brazil needed to reign in how much they are spending. The federal government has ordered some big and important projects to be stopped. State and municipal projects have also been shut down, he says, and they stopped supplying money and other resources to get these finished.
Felipe Montoro Jens says that one truth about Brazil is that that it is a country that never learns from studies no matter how correct they are. He said that it is important to not just complete infrastructure projects that have begun and to also put in place programs to stop these types of things from happening in the future. He said that the study also addressed both technological development and innovation as being very important in the field of construction.