The municipal government of Sao Paulo, Brazil, is going to use a blockchain registry for its public works projects.
The Municipal Secretariat of Urban Infrastructure and Works contracted blockchain firm Construtivo to implement a blockchain solution for city hall, as per the latest reports published on Sept. 1.
The city has decided to implement a blockchain solution for public works after poor conditions forced the closure of several bridges and roads, despite significant public investment in their construction. According to Marcus Granadeiro, president of Construtivo, the platform will improve access to project-relevant data for all stakeholders. Granadeiro added that using blockchain technology for public works projects will allow the city to identify the source of problems that may surface years after a project’s completion, as the technology provides an immutable record of all pertinent information.
In Brazil and in other countries, blockchain technology is increasingly implemented by various levels of government to improve transparency and efficiency in public administration. Earlier this summer, the Brazilian federal government began considering a draft bill that requires all units of local public administrations to promote new technologies such as blockchain.