Tough days, but some projects; Minas Gerais PMI Chapter new Bylaws



Project Management Report from Belo Horizonte

By Manuel Carvalho da Silva Neto

International Correspondent

Minas Gerais, Brazil




Brazil is living some bad situations, economical recession, political crisis, and lack of confidence and hope.

In Minas Gerais state the things are not different. The most important state industries are Steelmaking, Mining and Car Production. All of these industries are fighting against low demand and over supply.

A major accident (or neglect) killed at least 26 people and caused huge devastation on Doce River when a SAMARCO (a joint venture between VALE and BHP) ore dam burst and turned things worst. The answers that federal and state authorities gave to this situation are delayed and clearly insufficient. At least 3 million people are with severe problems to get clean and potable water supply and tons of fish and other animals are dead. The accident was near the historic city of Mariana, the first Minas Gerais capital city.

2016 will be a hard year. The economy will slow down a little bit more and the political crisis seems to be never ending.

In spite of this, some projects are being performed such as the expansion and improvements on the airports conceded to private companies and those from smart companies (and full of cash) that know that crises and recessions are not forever.

Case in point, Presidente Tancredo Neves International Airport, in Confins, near Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais’ capital city, finally obtained the environmental licenses in order to start the works for expansion, now in progress.

Minas Gerais State Government resumed the work on a lot of hospitals all over the state, overcoming the alleged lack of money.


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About the Author


Manuel Carvalho da Silva Neto

Minas Gerais, Brazil

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Manuel Carvalho da Silva Neto, MSc, Mech. Engineer and PMP is Fundação Dom Cabral Invited Professor and also Consultant. He is a seasoned professional with over 40 years of experience in Project Management, Process Management and Strategy. Manuel has managed or participated in more than three hundred huge projects across different fields including Steel, Mining, IT, Telecom, Food Processing, Government and Construction, to mention a few. He worked also in projects to implement PMO (Project Management Office) and Project Management Methodology. He has also strong skills in Leading People and Finance. He served as Minas Gerais State Undersecretary for Planning and Budget, from 2007 to 2008. Manuel is a part-time international correspondent for PM World Journal in Brazil.

Manuel can be contacted at [email protected].

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