Moscow. June 20. The Brazilian government plans to allocate $849 million under the emergency financial assistance to the state of Rio de Janeiro to pay for infrastructure costs and security during the Olympic games, reports Al Jazeera.
The Governor of Rio de Janeiro, Francisco Dornelles on Friday announced that the state is on the verge of financial collapse in less than 50 days before the start of the summer Olympics.
“The difficult economic situation prevents the Rio to fulfill the obligations of the Olympic and Paralympic games”, – was stated in the official Bulletin of the state. It also requested the Federal authorities to allocate funds to host the summer Games in 2016, says Deutsche Welle.
The crisis in Rio de Janeiro may lead to a total collapse in the sphere of ensuring public security, health, education and environmental protection,” says the Bulletin.
Special measures, according to Dornelles, must be taken in the field of law enforcement and public transport. Otherwise, these and other services can be paralyzed, according to “Bi-bi-si”.
In the city of Rio de Janeiro noted that serious financial problems the city has no newsletter and that the state should not affect the preparations for the Olympics.
Earlier, the court suspended the financing of the construction of Deodoro Olympic complex, where pass competitions in 11 disciplines. Preparing for the Olympics in Brazil is accompanied by a number of problems, from the HIV epidemic Zeke in Latin America to serious pollution of the Bay, which will host the regatta.
The summer Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro will be held from 5 to 21 August, the Paralympic games – from 7 to 18 September. Analysts predict that these events will be visited by over 500 thousand people, reports The Rio Times.