Government presents investments for 2016 Olympics
Speech highlighted the city’s four neighbourhoods to be most impacted
Chief Secretary of Staff for the State of Rio de Janeiro, lawyer Regis Velasco Fichtner Pereira, spoke to participants of a speech and lunch this Thursday 28 June held by the British Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Brazil (Britcham) on preparations for the Olympic Games to take place in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. Among those present were British Consul General Paula Walsh, President of the Chamber, Gustavo Brigagão and former Britcham President, Marcelo Moura. The event was supported by the Jornal Corporativo. Régis Fischtner selected four items as fundamental to the city of Rio’s preparations for the Olympics. He spoke of the public security revolution, investments made into various modes of transport, the environment and the construction of new facilities for various sports.
The state of Rio is managing the construction of facilities in Deodoro, formally the responsibility of the federal government. “We no longer have time on our side. Now we need to work hard with the funds of R$4 billion that the federal government has given us to begin the installation of facilities at Deodoro”, he revealed. Heats for equestrianism, shooting, canoeing, mountain biking and the modern pentathlon will be held there. Along with Deodoro, the majority of competitions will be concentrated in the neighbourhoods of Copacabana, Barra da Tijuca and Maracanã. Speaking of the Maracanã, he announced that works to the stadium would be completed in February 2013, with plenty of time to hold a concession auction for the use of the stadium.