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Felipe Montoro Jens and The PPP in Brazil

Many know Rio de Janeiro to be a very popular and beautiful city, known for its culture and rich history. Although it is one of the most populous cities in the southern hemisphere, it is still subject to issues involving growth and education. Currently a mission is underway to change the problems with the city’s child education network. The idea of this project is to develop and maintain services of educational equipment, as well as creating 20,000 new places in day-care centers and 40,000 in pre-schools by the end of the year 2020. A champion of this project is Felipe Montoro Jens who happens to be a specialist in Projects of Infrastructure in Rio de Janeiro.

You can find Montoro Jens on Twitter @felipemontoroj to see more updates.

Backed by the International Finance Corporation, this project implements the expansion program for this child education network through a Public-Private Partnership (PPP). Hired for R $2.3 million, the institution is focused on the private sector in many developing countries. The Public-Private Partnership that Rio de Janeiro is focusing on is similar to a model that was celebrated in July 2012 in Belo Horizonte, as recalled by Felipe Montoro Jens. While running for mayor, current mayor Marcelo Crivello made it very clear that the focus would be on the commitment to the education sector. The partnership of schools in Belo Horizonte was celebrated and set the groundwork for what was to come in Rio.

The creation of 20,000 new places in day-care and 40,000 new places in pre-school is no small task. The creation of jobs will be key to this infrastructure overhaul as everyone gets on board to meet the 2020 deadline for completion. The PPP has a contracting model based on what is called an administrative concession agreement, and this agreement is signed by many members of public administration which can be the Union, the States, the Federal District, Municipalities, and private partners. Connect: www.linkedin.com/in/felipe-montoro-jens-b9955414

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