Gilberto Carvalho says it is natural to speed up air infrastructure- part 1 19th April 2011

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    The federal government believes it is "natural" that the works of airports for the World Cup 2014 will be accelerated, after a study indicated that the majority of terminals that receive investments for the World Cup will not be ready for the tournament.
    "It is natural to have to speed up any work, who has worked in construction knows, always has a rhythm that, at some point, you have to accelerate and we have not got a mark of a great delay," he told reporters on Tuesday Minister Gilberto Carvalho, the Secretariat of the Presidency.
    He said there is a specific determination for the speeding up of works at airports, but the renovations and expansions are a time when the works start to be implemented effectively.
    Last week, a study from the Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA) indicated that nine of the 13 airports that are being upgraded for the World Cup will not be ready for the event. The situation of Brazilian terminals is said by FIFA as the greatest bottleneck in infrastructure to host the World Cup in Brazil.
    A day after the study's release, the minister Wagner Bittencourt, the Department of Civil Aviation, denied concern about the pace of construction, but had already hinted at an acceleration of work.
    Carvalho also said that the realization of the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2007, left an education that will help the government in implementing the World Cup.
    "Many people, prophets of doom, begin to think that Brazil can not afford (to make the finals). I am amazed to see it, people engaging in disgraceful statements," he said.
    The minister also downplayed the report of the IPEA, a body linked to the Strategic Affairs Secretariat of the federal government. "It was not IPEA IPEA was a researcher who joined the newspaper clippings and resolve to do that survey. He is not allowed. He definitely does not represent the government's position," he criticized.
     
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    What a ridiculous statement by the Minister.. all this hubris will not stave off doom.. here in Brasilia there is nop sense or urgency, leave alone emergency, re the Cup.
     
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    When the Federation official express repeated grave concerns and most infrastructure projects are not visible, it takes a fairly serious departure from reality to make his statements, I agree.
     
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