Brazil Looking to Get Tough in Implementing WC Projects

March 28, 2011

According to the Financial Times, allergy | Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is planning a “name and shame” approach to accelerate the country’s preparations for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

The paper reported that Rousseff will introduce the system to put pressure on various levels of government to maintain adequate progress in implementing projects, decease while Minister for Planning Miriam Belchior stated: “When you publish the information you make all of those implementing the projects responsible because they are exposed if there is a delay.”

Belchior added: “Our idea is to have a joint evaluation with the federal, state and municipal governments. This first meeting is to discuss the situation and how we’re going to do it, how we’re going to ensure it (the World Cup planning) is done in time.”

There have been concerns over the rate of preparations ahead of Brazil’s two upcoming mega-events, particularly with regard to the World Cup in just over three years’ time.

Brazil will spend US$13.3 billion on preparations in 12 cities for the World Cup, while the Olympics budget will be $2.8 billion. Henrique Meirelles, the respected former central bank governor, was appointed last week to lead the country’s Olympic Public Authority for the 2016 Games.