Decentralization and partnerships
During the first two years, the Luiz Henrique da Silveira Administration implemented the Administrative Decentralization, based on a structure composed of 30 Regional Development and regionalized budget Secretary s and Counsels. (This structure was broadened to 36 regions at the start of 2007.) In February, 2005, it consolidated the administrative reforms, sanctioning innovative projects: the Social Fund and SC-Parcerias S/A. Essential to the decentralization and creation of multiple flexible partnerships that consolidate the different productive agglomerates in the State, increasing their competitiveness in an integrated and harmonic manner.
A company formed to raise resources from Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). It has a proposed capital of R$ 1 billion, to be paid up. Connected to the Secretary of State Planning, as a joint stock company, SC-Parcerias S/A will give priority to self-sustaining investments intended for the duplication of highways in Santa Catarina; the completion and restoration of BR-282; the exploration of highway, asset and public utility concessions; amplification, modernization and construction of ports in Santa Catarina; amplification of water and sewage systems; amplification, construction and reform of equipment installations meant for entertainment, leisure and the increase in tourism; and other relevant and self-sustaining financial projects in the State.