Felipe Montoro Jens recently grabbed the headlines by offering his valuable insight regarding the surprisingly stunted construction rate in Brazil. According to verified reports, Felipe Montoro Jens reiterates that at least 517 structures from the 2,776 newly erected buildings are associated with local infrastructure development. Conducted by the National Confederation of Industry (CNI), the recent study paints a stark picture regarding the surprisingly stagnant construction rate in Brazil. Suffice to say, the 517 buildings represent a substantial 18.5% costing a whopping R$ 10.7 billion from taxpayers’ money.
With infrastructure coming to a screeching halt, basic sanitation is widely considered to be the most affected courtesy of the 447 interrupted enterprises. Apart from the expected completion of 517 paralyzed projects, subsequent construction projects such as 16 airports, 5 railways, 30 highways, 6 ports, and 8 urban mobility works are yet to be completed. From the ensuing study, it was evident that minimal investment had been allocated to infrastructure with a surprising 2% contribution in the Gross Domestic Product despite delivering a substantial volume of resources within the same sector. Not only that, the shutdowns yielded adverse effects by consuming vast resources and generating minimal benefits in return.
Felipe Montoro Jens firmly believes that the unexpected construction interruptions of sports facilities and educational institutions were instigated by the CNI Report leading to mass disruption of essential services.
What Caused The Sudden Disruption?
Unknown to most people, the study shed valuable insight on various technical problems coupled by abandoned projects by various companies, budgetary deficits, land ownership challenges, and expropriation as main contributors to the wide-scale interruption of construction projects.
According to Illana Ferreira, Brazil’s seasoned infrastructure expert from the National Confederation of Industry, technical factors can be attributed as the main challenges leading to disrupted work. Not only do poor quality projects speak volumes about poor planning but also paralyze the country’s economy especially when contracted companies failed to deliver. The CNI insists that Brazil faces the uphill battle of reigning in rampant spending to ensure that infrastructure projects are completed in time. Find out more at consultasocio.com to learn more.
The Way Forward
For Brazil to unshackle itself from such intricacies characterized by delays and paralysis, the CNI swiftly recommended implementing the following essential measures:
- Enhance microplanning strategies
- Develop balanced contracts
- Provide ample training to employees
- Analyze the most efficient execution strategies
- Harness internal control
- Place more emphasis on micro-planning