According to a study conducted by the National Confederation of Industry, there’re 2,796 paralyzed workers in Brazil. 517 of them are related to the infrastructure sector which makes up about 18.5% and costs about $10.7 billion to the public coffers says Felipe Montoro Jens who’s a specialist in the infrastructure industry.

Basic sanitation is hit hard, and about 447 enterprises are interrupted during the execution phase. There are also 30 road constructions, 16 airports, six ports, five railways, eight urban mobility works, and five waterways. Only about 2% of the gross domestic product, also called the GDP, is invested in the infrastructure. You can find Montoro Jens on Twitter @felipemontoroj

Brazil is in an economic crisis and needs to contain spending. This caused the federal government to halt infrastructure projects, resulted in investment cuts and the shutdown of infrastructure projects.

The National Confederation brought to light another issue at hand which is the development of the country’s infrastructure involving interaction between public managers responsible for implementing projects.

So how can Brazil avoid delays and outages? Brazil needs to improve the Macroplanejamento, execute efficient microplanning, come up with a good execution mode, equip teams better, come up with better contracts and strengthen internal control.

A big problem is that work stoppage keeps occurring, and Brazil seems it be repeating its mistakes. Jose Augusto Fernandes warns that no matter how urgent it is to come up with viable solutions, programs and targets that will prevent the same mistakes from happening also need attention.

Felipe Montoro Jens brings to attention that a study conducted by the National Confederation of Industry is a part of the 43 documents given to candidates running the fall election.

The National Confederation of Industry is stationed in Brasilia with its office in Sao Paulo. It was founded in 1938 and represents the employers in the union.

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