Infrastructure is a taxing undertaking that demands steadfast commitment and adequate execution. Moreover, if carried out, infrastructure holds the potential to reshape an economy’s landscape. It’s for this reason why countries are champing at the bit to institute change using infrastructure. Unfortunately, some nations are ill-equipped when it comes to addressing the challenges that accompany infrastructure demands. Brazil is one such country. In 2017, the National Confederation of Industry revealed that Brazil’s ceased upwards of 2,800 construction projects. The lion’s share of these interrupted jobs were basic sanitation facilities. Similarly, highway, airport, railway, and waterway projects seldom make it to completion either.
This troubling truth has aroused concern within Brazil’s finance industry specialists. Felipe Montoro Jens is one such expert. Versed in the project management realm, Jens is well aware of the havoc that unfinished infrastructure can wreak on an economy. In hopes of steering Brazil clear of unfavorable outcome, Jens devised some solutions to Brazil’s ongoing struggles. According to Felipe MontoroJens, Brazil’s approach to micro-planning needs considerable fine-tuning. Moreover, Jens fears that Brazil’s construction workers are inept. With that said, Jens maintains that it would be savvy to institute mandatory training.
Internal control and contractual agreements are other underbellies that Felipe Montoro Jens touched on, but micro-planning and unskilled workers are far and away the biggest flaws in Brazil’s infrastructure systems. Once implemented, Jens believes that his suggestions will breed favorable results. However, if Brazil continues down their path of infrastructure destruction, the already critical state of their economy will crash and burn. Another man of keen insight, José Augusto Fernandes argues that history will only continue to repeat itself if Brazil fails to grasp that their current operations are unsound. If Brazil wishes to make it out of this economic turmoil unscathed, an imminent change in infrastructure is necessary.
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