Talking about Rio 2016 and World Cup 2014 - bouth in Brazil - i wrote, already, about Tourism, Employment, investments and negligence. Now let’s talk about the Brazilian specialty: Corruption.
Most of building for World Cup and Olympic Games are overpriced. Stadiums, airports, roads, subway… For example, the Mané Garrincha Stadium, in Brasília, will cost seven hundred million reais. Let’s compare. The European Stadiums are cheaper than the Mané Garrincha Stadium. The best stadiums in the world are in Europe: England, Germany, Italy, but those stadiums are much better than the Brazilian.
Just a detail, this price of Mane Garrincha – seven hundred million reais, is for an incomplete stadium. This price does not include: the grass, the electrical system…
|The Mné Garrincha project|
In 2007, Rio de Janeiro host the Pan-american Games. A brazilian university, PUC, conducted a study about the costs of the Pan. Just 3% of all the money spent was paid by private money. The goverment spent millions on this event. It was my money spent in buildings that are abandoned nowdays.
An exemple of overpricing is the Engenhão, wich cost six time more than expected. The Engenhão Stadium should cost thirty million reais, but it cost three hundred fifty million reais. In other words, with this money, the government could have built ten stadiums. Again: my money in trash. The Engenhão was so expansive, that investment will take more than one hundred years to be recovered.
In 2007, the Olympic Village cost ten million more than the original price. And it’s a trash, can not be used for Olympic Games. Just like the aquatic park - Maria Lenk - and the velodrome. The World Cup and Olympic Games in Brazil will be the most expensive of the history.
Now the brazilian journalists have questined the Itaquerão stadium, in São Paulo.This private stadium is being built with public money. This is just one of a lot of absurdities of World Cup and Olympic Games in Brazil.
Here, in Brazil, seems that hosting Fifa World Cup and Olympic Games will make us a country without poverty or corruption. Oh my God!!!