EZUTE TO DELIVER PRELIMINARY STUDIES ON CONCESSION AND PPPS FOR PORTO VELHO

February 19, 2018

The Foundation is mapping and structuring projects to improve local infrastructure and attract investments

In the first half of the year, the Ezute Foundation will deliver preliminary studies on the projects of the Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and Concessions Program of Porto Velho, which are being prepared for the city by the Organization, aimed at improving infrastructure and service to the population, as well as providing conditions for the Rondônia state capital to create new business opportunities and attract investments.

The Foundation’s contract with the Development Agency of the Porto Velho City Government (ADPVH), signed in September, involves a survey of the current situation of the municipality covering the fiscal situation, regulatory framework, public guarantees, and training. Based on the recommendations of the studies by Ezute, Porto Velho will publish the Procedures for Manifesting Interest (“PMIs”) and modeling for concessions so that companies interested in carrying out detailed modeling of the projects can submit their proposals within each scope of work.

“The mapping and structuring of projects of Concessions and Public-Private Partnerships developed by Ezute in Porto Velho will provide the basis for improving infrastructure, stimulating the expansion of new businesses and opening up the possibility of attracting investments, thereby generating a return for the local populace, by offering better social conditions, accelerating the local economy and also leveraging the creation of jobs for the city’s residents,” says civil market director of the Ezute Foundation, Marcello Palha.

“We have developed structuring projects that will give the Porto Velho city government the subsidies to guarantee success of the Program of Concessions and PPPs,” affirms Mr. Palha. Also according to him, “Ezute has this expertise of study, critical analysis and effective deployment, coordinating each stage to achieve the final result as established in the project.”

The projects studied were considered a priority for the municipality. Regarding basic sanitation, the aim is to expand the city’s water supply and sewage network. The public lighting project will result in cost reduction, better quality of service, expansion of the network, and consequent increase in security. In terms of mobility, the study confirmed the feasibility of implantation of the short-term street parking in the city, in the concession model. To meet social demands of commerce and leisure, there are projects to create a discount mall to regularize street commerce, implementation of a CEASA unit (food supply), and the revitalization of the cultural and leisure center of the Madeira-Mamoré Railway complex.

To support better public management as well, the Ezute Foundation carried out the preliminary study for the integration of several municipal agencies and the accommodation of more than 2,500 civil servants in a more modern, efficient and more cost-efficient administrative center for the Municipality.

The City’s Concession and PPP Program was officially launched on December 14, 2017, at an event attended by the PPP executive of the Ezute Foundation, Thomas Strasser, and attended by Porto Velho Mayor Hildon Chaves, Rondônia Deputy Governor Daniel Pereira, the President of the ADPVH, Marcelo Thomé, as well as representatives from the District Attorney’s Office and the Government Accountability Office, among other authorities. The project also includes a “Road Show” in São Paulo, Belo Horizonte and Recife, to be held between March and April 2018.