Mayor Marcelo Crivella has big plans for the city of Rio de Janeiro as he sets to create 20,000 new spots in day care centers and 40,000 new spots in pre-schools before 2020. In order for this to happen, the mayor has put into place the use of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) to aid in achieving the goals set. The PPPs will be in charge of constructing maintaining the facilities, teaching services and provision of educational tools. The PPPs are however being assessed for their practicality in aiding in improving infrastructure in the city. Infrastructure project expert Filipe Montoro Jens also plays a part in the assessment of PPPs.
The first Public-private partnership in Brazil was implemented to build schools and was highly appreciated by the people of Belo Horizonte in July 2012. According to the Belo Horizonte model, the PPPs were responsible for the construction and maintenance of the Infant Education Units, while City Hall provides lunch and teaching services for the schools. Felipe Montoro Jens reports that the implementation of such PPPs by mayor Crivella is not new. During his candidacy, the mayor had mentioned of dedicating his efforts to bettering the education sector.
Filipe Montoro Jens stated that The International Finance Corporation would provide consultation services for the project modelling. He added that IFC, a member of World Bank Group, is a large private development institution that mostly operates in the developing world. The corporation is being hired for about R$ 2 million to make use of the available resources, forward thinking and qualified personnel to help Rio de Janeiro achieve its goals.
As stated by Filipe Montoro Jens, the International Finance Corporation is also expected to provide consultation to assess the feasibility study of the Public Lighting PPP in Rio de Janeiro. The IFC’s consultation fee is set to be R$ 2.1 million.