Felipe Montoro Jens, who specializes in infrastructure projects, reported that a number of government projects in Brazil would be passed to the private sector in 2018. A total of 57 projects will be passed to the private sector. In 22 sectors, an investment of $44 billion will be made by PPI, short for Program of Partnerships and Investments.
Most of the projects are schedule for the second half of 2018. One of those projects includes the auction of Congonhas Airport, and another project is the selloff of Infraero’s stake in various airports, such as Guarulhos and Confis. Felipe Montoro Jens noted that Infraero has a 49% stake in companies that have concessions at those terminals, as well as other terminals at various other airports.
During the second half of 2018, concessions at other port terminals will take place. These includes ones at Vila do Conde, Belem and Paranagua. Another concession includes ones at Vitoria.
There are a few other companies that are going to be passed to the private sector, but as of now the government hasn’t discussed how it intends to sell some of them. These companies includes Docks of Espirito Santo, the Mint and Casemg, as well as Ceasaminas. However, those companies (which are state-owned) are scheduled to be auctioned off at the end of the year, and they will be privatized.
The sale of the Mint was explained by the government. An official said the sale of the Mint was going to happen because of advancement in technology. The Mint makes Brazilian passports and they produce currency.
Dozens of terminals at various airports will be granted too. Some of these terminals are located at Campina Grande and Recife. Other ones are at Alta Floresta, Maceio and Macae. These are only a few terminals that are going to be sold off.