Totaling to 517 in number, 18.5% and R 10.7 Billion is the value of the infrastructure projects that are in discontinuances. A study conducted by the CNI, the National Confederation in Industry shows that the overall numbers of projects that have stalled are 2,796 in number. The Ministry of Planning provided the figures at the end of 2017 as reported by Felipe Montoro Jens, an infrastructure expert.
The Project Stoppage Causes
There are a number of factors that led to the stoppage of the works and they include the following;
- Consumption of resources without output of tangible benefits
- Economic crisis leading to financial difficulties
- Technical problems indicated through poor project planning
- Expropriation of land and ownership of the same
- Poor relationships between project managers and control bodies; a problem that affects the infrastructure sector directly.
According to the infrastructure specialist, cheaper, less complex projects like the construction of education amenities were in cessation even after approval from the CNI. It becomes a serious issue when smaller projects cannot be seen through completion hence the need to provide effective solutions. More about of Felipe at infomoney.com
Measures Recommended By the CNI
The CNI represents the highest body of the trade union system and according to its director of Policy and Strategy, Jose` Augusto Fernandes states that despite the need to solve the issue of stalled projects, the country must come up with programs to ensure no repetition of mistakes, occurs.
The measures recommended are;
- Macro-planning improvement
- Assess the most suitable execution modality
- Carry out micro-planning efficiently
- Ensure teams are better equipped
- Draft well-balanced contracts
- Empower internal control
As denoted by Felipe Montoro Jens, the CNI has the power to influence technological, innovations and research advancements in order to promote valorization and training of the workers.