In the the 2000s the government has implemented several investment programs mainly in the areas of energy, homebuilding, and transport infrastructure. Attempts to booster investment has only partially succeeded, but it still represents a very interesting opportunity for foreign supplier and companies operation in the sector.
For decades Brazil has lived with a significant deficit in infrastructure investments that contributed to the countries difficulties in further develop its economy. In 2019, according to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the country was in the last position among others 21 Latin American economies, when considering public Investment in infrastructure.
Investment Partnership Program (PPI)
The solution for the lack of public funds was to target the private sector. At the end of 2016, the Federal Government announced the creation of the PPI - Investment Partnership Program to foster partnerships between the state and private companies in order to bolster a new cycle of investment in infrastructure.
PPI – an opportunity for Swiss companies?
Even though the PPI tries to simplify the bidding system of public concession, it is still a very complex process and it requires a local presence in the case of foreign companies. The Swiss Business Hub Brazil supports you with your export projects. Reach out to THE LOCAL experts.
Swiss SMEs with high-tech solutions wanted
As per the SMEs, they might be excluded from a direct participation in the bidding process, but there are many opportunities as technology suppliers because all the infrastructure projects demand a high level of technology solutions that the local market might not be able to supply. In this case, the recommendation is to approach the companies that will operate the concessions and offer these technological solutions. Our local experts in the Swiss Business Hub Brazil can support you.
Comprehensive guide provided by the Swiss Business Hub Brazil
Find out more about the programs and why they are the gateway to infrastructure projects of the largest economy in Latin America in our guide with the following contents: bidding procedure, financing options, PPI execution and supervision, presentation of major projects and links to further information.