December 2004 Federal Law 11,079 / 04, defined all the rules and regulations that govern how public private partnerships are to be implemented. Law 11,079 / 04 details how payments are made and how projects are implemented. Felipe Montoro Jens, reports public private partnerships are a good tool the government can use to get expensive projects completed that normally would be soley the responsibility of the government, now the burden and benefits can be shared by the public and private sectors. The private sector can bring advanced technology, and efficient implementation projects, while the public sector can bring its high standards and regulations.
Felipe Montoro Jens reported on R $ 44 billion investment by the Brazilian government in the form of a 57 project, 22 sector stimulus package that is supposed to make available more public private partnerships in the country. Felipe Montoro Jens reports there are more public private partnerships in Brazil now than it was 8 to 10 years ago, the overall numbers are still too low to make a positive impact. Felipe Montoro Jens has learned the government ran company Infraero, is currently responsible to run all the major airports in the country is planning to auction Brasilia, Confis (Belo Horizinte), Galeao (Rio de Janeiro), Guarulhos (Sao Paulo), Maceio (AL), Joao Pessoa (PB), Aracaju (SE), Juazeiro do Norte (CE), Campina (PB), Recife (PE), Varzea Grande (MT), Rondonopolis (MT), Alta Floresta (MT), Barra do Garcas (MT), Victoria (ES) and Macae (RJ) to the private sector.
Felipe Montoro Jens also reported about the Belo Horizonte public private partnership project. Belo Horizonte is making history as they are implementing a 20 year project that is leveraging the use of a public private partnership project to upgrade all the public lighting to LED lights. It is projected by 2020 all 182,000 lights would have been upgraded.