In August 2017, the federal government released an announcement, for the auction schedules, revealing that most of them will take part in the last half of 2018. According to Felipe Montero Jens, an Infrastructure Projects specialist of the Program Partnerships and Investment (PPI), 57 projects will be handled by the private sector, with R $44 billion being invested in the 22 listed sectors.
Most of these projects covering the 22 sectors will take part between July and December 2018. Some of the projects on the second phase include São Paulo’s Congonhas airport auction, Confis (Belo Horizonte), Rio de Janeiro’s Galeão, and and the sale of Infraero’s stake in the Brasilia’s airports.
Felipe Montero Jens says that the federal government has the BR-153, which is the highway located between Anápolis (GO) and Aliança (TO), listed for concession since its former concession was invalidated of the Galvão Group. Its auction will happen in three months to the end of Michel Temer’s government. The 800KM, BR-364 highway, found between Comodoro (MT) and Porto Velho (RO), will also be given to the private sector, while the bidding for it will be in late 2018, as stated by Felipe.
Other projects to have their auctions take place in the second half of 2018 are the concessions for several part terminals which include Belém (PA), Vitória (ES), Paranaguá (PR) and Vila do Conde (PA). The government is also planning to grant several other terminals.
Though companies such as Mint, Docks of Espírito Santo, Casemg and Ceasaminas were supposed to be sold by the government, they did not explain how they intended to so in the August 2017 announcement. However, the government stated in that announcement through Felipe, that these state-owned companies were to privatized. The announcement concerning the schedule of their auctions was said to take place towards the end of 2018. Moreira Franco said that Mint was being sold because it was behind the great technological advancements.
PPI is also working towards expanding the relationship between the government and the private sectors, through opening infrastructure investments to the private sector. Through this, there will be jobs creation for the residents of Brazil as well as enhance growth.
The program is also aiming at expanding public infrastructure, as well as ensuring that the projects have a legal security and are stable.