Felipe Montoro Jens reports the city of Belo Horizonte, in the state of Minas Gerais has made history. Belo Horizonte is the very first city to complete a large scale project implemented in total by the use of a public private partnership (PPP). Belo Horizonte has in place a 20 year project, that leverages the benefits of public private partnerships (PPP) to complete the installation of LED lights all the entire city’s public lighting systems and removing the older luminary lights. Felipe Montoro Jens reports by the end of 2020 it is projected 182,000 lights in total will have been upgraded to the LED lights. The success of Belo Horizonte has inspired other cities to try and replicate Belo Horizonte’s success. Felipe Montoro Jens reported Sao Paulo, the largest city in the country is planning a similar project.
December 2004 the Federal Law 11,079 / 04 became official. Federal Law 11,079 / 04 details all the guidelines and rules to implement public private partnerships. Felipe Montoro Jens was able obtain specifics on road construction plans, that is scheduled to be implemented in 2018. This road work construction plan is part of a R $ 44 billion investment made by the Brazilian government that creates more public private partnerships, in the form of 57 project. This project covers two highways, the BR153 and the BR 364. Combined the BR 153 and BR 364 accounts for over 800 kilometers. The BR 153 is the major highway between Anapolis (GO) and Alianca (TO) and the BR 364 connects Comodoro (MT) and Porto Velho (RO).
The Program of Partnerships and Investments (PPI), is a government agency who is responsible stimulating public private partnerships, by creating good relationships with the private sector decision makers and the public sector decision makers to leverage the advantages both sides bring.