Automobiles are owned by more than nine out of 10 households in the United States. Other developed countries share similar statistics in terms of how many people own or have regular access to cars, trucks, vans, and other motor vehicles.
In order to use those vehicles as intended – without wearing them out in just a few thousand miles, that is – countries’ roads must be paved well and regularly maintained.
Countries are shown to have fewer deaths from illnesses when they have great sewer systems that contain sewage without leaking into water supplies. Visit their website felipemontorojens.com to learn more.
These are just two examples of why infrastructure is so important. Building a solid infrastructure in a state is hard enough – maintaining and upgrading it is a totally different story.
Unfortunately, Brazil has been down on its luck in terms of having its contracts for public projects completed. A study paid for by the Ministry of Finance, a department of the Brazilian government, found that 447 sanitation-related public works hadn’t been completed at the close of 2017 – every single one of them had a signed-and-dated contract to accompany them in which builders contracted to such jobs promised to complete them by the end of 2017.
Felipe Montoro Jens, one of a handful of experts in infrastructure projects of the Ministry of Finance, also shared in an article from last month that 30 highways had yet to be built, too – the same held true for five waterways, five railroad lines, and 16 airports.
The infrastructure consultant expressed disgust at the lack of Brazil’s ability to get the aforementioned hundreds of sanitation-related projects to get completed. Felipe Montoro Jens noted that the country’s infrastructure has been on the downhill slope since the 2016 Summar Olympics, at the latest.