The proposed grant of Municipal Department of Water and Sewage (Dmae) was discussed this Tuesday morning (23) at the Economy, Finance, Budget and Mercosur Committee (Cefor) of the Chamber of the Capital. Found him with the presence of the director of Dmae, Mauricio Loss, in addition to company technicians. The invitation came from the president of the commission, councilwoman Mari Pimentel (Novo).
The debate took place around the numbers indicated by the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) – responsible for presenting data on the Dmae concession proposal, which is in the final definition phase. The study showed that the company that adhered to the model would have a profit projection of 8%, but Loss believes that this index may change. “It is a number that can still change, since the model is still going through some adjustments”, he justifies.
The BNDES anticipates that the department’s concession will result in investments that can reach R$ 3.7 billion directed to basic sanitation.
Dmae’s expectation is that the study will be concluded until July. “Within the first 10 days of July, at most, the BNDES committed to delivering the final model to us. (…) From the moment the model is 100% defined, with the final numbers and all the modeling, then we will be able to go for a broader dissemination”, says Loss.
After questions from the other parliamentarians that make up the committee, the current president of Cefor, councilor Mari Pimentel, said that she will request a letter from the mayor so that the study being produced by the BNDES is made available, so that the committee can analyze the presented data.
“We will only be able to have a deeper debate on sanitation and water deliveries in the city when we have this information. Today the debate is very ideological and little based on data”, analyzes Pimentel.
One new proposal that was presented in the committee indicates that the monitoring of environmental management should be borne by the public sector. According to the director of DMAE, it is already the responsibility of the department to carry out this monitoring, but he points out that, due to the lack of investments, the service is offered with disabilities to the population.
According to Loss, the solution would come from a partnership with the private sector. “With the partnership, it will be possible to invest in the sector and reach more water collection points and, thus, monitor the Guaíba lake to improve water quality”, he defends.
The current proposal for a partial sanitation concession indicates that only water treatment and collection, drainage and environmental monitoring would remain in the public domain. Sewage treatment and collection, water distribution and the company’s commercial management would be the responsibility of the company that adheres to the concession.