Two and a half years after the choice of Rio de Janeiro to host the 2016 Olympics, the president of the Olympic Public Authority (APO), Márcio Fortes, admits to review the list of works for the Games, and cut the "surplus" that had been promised at the time of Olympic candidacy.
"In the candidacy, we put a lot of things. If the item is not essential, it can not be on the list of works for the Olympics," he said in an interview to website UOL.
For him, the extension of the metro in Rio is one of the cases that should be removed from the set of interventions for the Olympics. "This can not be on account of the Olympics, it can not be a cost for the Olympics," he said.
About the Galeão airport and Maracanã stadium, the president of APO remembers that the investments in both works for the World Cup will suffice for 2016. "They are not in the list of projects for the Games."
Fortes was the minister of Cities in the Lula government and signed in 2010 the first World Cup Responsibility Matrix (document that defines terms, values and entities responsible for all works related to the World Cup).
Therefore, the president of APO is accustomed to deal with mega event works, and he seeks to reduce the number of interventions to be monitored in order to be able to deliver them on time.
Fortes also ensures that the total cost of the 2016 Olympic Games can not yet be measured. "In the candidacy, you put an estimate, without basic and executive projects. Nobody in their right mind can say how much a work will cost without the projects."
According to the former minister, only two out of the three BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) planned for 2016 will be delivered on time. Transolímpica BRT (linking the Olympic park of Barra da Tijuca to the Olympic park of Deodoro) is the only one that is guaranteed.
Four years before the Games, the president of APO ensures that the works run on time. The official list of Olympic works will be released only in November.