Investment in infrastructure is discussed at seminar in Brasilia
Brazil invests approximately 2% of its GDP in infrastructure. To discuss obstacles such as attracting investment and the prospects for next year, FGV’s Brazilian Institute of Economics (IBRE) will bring together representatives from the government, entities, and experts at FGV Brasilia on December 5-6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The 1st ‘Governance & Management of Investments in Infrastructure in Brazil’ seminar will be attended by personalities such as Benjamin Zymler, Judge of the Federal Accounting Court (TCU), Hailton Madureira Almeida, Secretary of the Ministry of Planning, Development, and Management (MPDG), Jorge Bastos, Director of the National Land Transportation Agency (ANTT), and Halpher Luigi Mônico Rosa, Executive Director of the National Department of Transportation Infrastructure (DNIT).
Some of the topics covered in the event include economic modeling and concessions, accreditation and certification of infrastructure projects, governance in public bidding, competitiveness, modernization, reference pricing, and projects for 2018.
“Brazil needs to attract a new wave of investments in order to develop key sectors such as healthcare and education. Investments in transportation infrastructure play an important role in this context by generating productivity gains in the economy – a fact that has placed concessions and public-private partnerships as an essential agenda for the government,” said Túlio Barbosa, Superintendent of Government Relations at IBRE.
According to Barbosa, government agencies must take action to encourage the entry of new investors. The expert points out initiatives by the National Department of Transportation Infrastructure (DNIT) and the ANTT as industry drivers.
“In this scenario, and also considering the political-institutional moment in Brazil, the initiative by DNIT and ANTT to extend the Construction Reference Cost System (SICRO) and the Railroad Construction and Investment Cost Systems (SICFER), helps promote transparency and security for potential private investors, converging goals and desires of the government, controlling and supervisory agencies, and the population in general,” he said.
The event takes place on December 5-6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at FGV Brasília’s auditorium. Go to the website for more information and registrations.