Mr. Felipe Montoro Jens, specialist and reporter

Felipe Montoro Jens reported from the annual Inter-American Development meeting from Argentina Mendoza. This year’s gathering will be attended by many Latin American leaders to discuss infrastructure projects and the economy. This year the Minister of planning, DyogoOliveria, and the President of Inter-American Development, Luis Alberto Monreno. Luis Caputo and Garrido, who is the Secretary of Economy and Business Support. Each attendee discussed various areas of concerns as it pertains to the economy and interest on various infrastructure projects. Felipe reported on topics ranging from highway development projects to funding constraints for job stimulation.

The GDP of Brazil grew in 2017 by 1%, marking the first signs of the country pulling its way out of the “economic crisis.” Felipe Montoro Jens reported on a R$44 billion, 54 projects economic and infrastructure development initiative by the Brazilian government. These funds were projected to upgrade 800 kilometers of highway between Anapolis (GO) and Alianca (TO), also the road connecting Comodoro (MT) and Porto Velho (RO). Read this article at about Felipe Montoro Jens

Felipe shared the plans of the mayor of Rio de Janeiro to invest R$ 2.3 million to expand the early childhood development network in the city, by building 40,000 preschools and 20,000-day care centers. In the state of Piaui, there are plans in the works to expand and upgrade the sewage systems by from 20 percent to 80 percent.

Bahia state’s Light Rail systems are currently expanding the light rail system in the country, by upgrading 19 miles of road and 21 stops. There is also a considerable internet access expansion or availability project taking place in Piaui state, with the implementation of fiber optic cables and over 1000 access points.

There is another record-breaking story in Belo Horizonte implementing the most significant public, private partnership in history. Felipe noted Belo Horizonte project is upgrading over 100,000 lights from traditional lighting to LED. Read More: