Investments in infrastructure accelerate the economy. Concessions made at Brazilian airports this month have a positive impact on the employability of thousands of people.
According to a survey by the company United HR (international outplacement and executive search consultancy), the projects currently included in the federal government’s airport concession portfolio have the potential to create thousands of direct and indirect jobs.
Specialists in contracting for works and infrastructure areas are optimistic and declare: “Despite the current crisis and the drop in passenger traffic due to the covid-19 pandemic, the 30-year contracts provide the necessary security for the investor , and the concessions in the area of infrastructure are fundamental for the generation of jobs and the economic recovery of the country ”, affirms Márcio Miranda, CEO Latam, of United HR.
The concessions are the driving force for the investments of the industries:“ Infrastructure investments, through concessions, generate significant positive impacts on industry competitiveness and economic development. Private enterprise ventures are the main way to reverse the high deficit in infrastructure that we have in the country today ”, says Márcia Pillat, North America CEO of United HR.
According to Alisson Soncine, Managing Director, United HR, “the government has successfully completed a concession package that included 22 airports in 3 regional blocks to the private sector. This was the 6th round of concessions ever made. Under the conditions, competitors should bid only for sets of blocks and never for an airport individually. Thus, the winner starts to manage the set for a period of 30 years ”.
The blocks were organized as follows:
Southern Block: Curitiba Airport, PR – Afonso Pena (SBCT); Foz do Iguaçu Airport, PR – Cataratas (SBFI); Navegantes Airport, SC – Minister Victor Konder (SBNF); Londrina Airport, PR – Governador José Richa (SBLO); Joinville Airport, SC – Lauro Carneiro de Loyola (SBJV); Bacacheri Airport, PR (SBBI); Pelotas Airport, RS (SBPK); Uruguaiana Airport, RS – Rubem Berta (SBUG); Bagé Airport, RS – Commander Gustavo Kraemer (SBBG).
Northern Block: Manaus International Airport, AM – Eduardo Gomes (SBEG); Porto Velho Airport, RO – Governor Jorge Teixeira de Oliveira (SBPV); Rio Branco Airport, AC – Plácido de Castro (SBRB); Cruzeiro do Sul Airport, AC (SBCZ); Tabatinga Airport, AM (SBTT), Tefé Airport, AM (SBTF); Boa Vista Airport / RR – Atlas Brasil Cantanhede (SBBV).
Central Block: Goiânia Airport, GO – Santa Genoveva (SBGO); São Luís Airport, MA – Marechal Cunha Machado (SBSL); Teresina Airport, PI (SBTE) – Senador Petrônio Portella; Palmas Airport, TO – Brigadeiro Lysias Rodrigues (SBPJ); Petrolina Airport, PE – Senador Nilo Coelho (SBPL); Imperatriz Airport, MA – Mayor Renato Moreira (SBIZ).
The concessionaire CCR took two of the three airport blocks: the South Block with the proposal for a fixed grant of R $ 2.128 billion, which represents a premium of 1.534% over the minimum amount provided for in the notice and an investment promise of R $ 2 , 85 billion over the 30 years of the contract; and the Central Block with a grant of R $ 754 million, which represented a premium of 9,156%. The company must make at least R $ 1.8 billion in investments in the six airports in the lot in 30 years.
The French Vinci, which already manages the airport in Salvador, was the winner of the North Block with a bid of R $ 420 million (goodwill of 777%) and investment plans of R $ 1.4 billion in the contractual term.