Regulatory News
July 31
The National Land Transport Agency (ANTT) made public the monitoring reports and executive projects of the current concession on the Presidente Dutra highway, which connects Rio de Janeiro with São Paulo, the busiest road in Brazil.

A new auction for the concession of the highway is scheduled for the first quarter of 2021. Feasibility studies and draft bidding documents were delivered to the agency between December 2019 and February this year.
July 17
The National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL) opened the Regulatory Agenda for the 2021-2022 biennium for public consultation. The public has until the beginning of August to contribute to this sector planning tool in Brazil.

Thirty-six initiatives are planned. Among them, the launch of the bidding for the 5G technology in the country is highlight. A reassessment of the regulation on telecommunication service consumer rights is also planned.
June 25
The Brazilian Senate approved the new legal framework for basic sanitation in the country. The measure, which will now be analyzed by the government, may open more space for private agents.

The estimate is that approximately R$700 billion in investments will be needed by 2033 to reduce the sanitary deficit in Brazil, where around 100 million people do not have a sewage service and 35 million do not have access to drinking water.

The text includes bids for the contracting of water and sewage companies, which opens the way for private initiative in the sector. This will now be competitive on equal terms with state-owned companies. The approved project foresees goals for the universalization of water and sewage services for the bid winners.

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