Rio 2016 Sailing Venue Environmental Project Begins
An event marking the start of another environmental project for Rio de Janeiro's 2016 Summer Olympic Games bid was held Monday, attended by the Minister of the Environment Carlos Minc, the Governor of Rio Sergio Cabral, Rio's Mayor Eduardo Paes, and the State of Rio's Environment Secretary Marilene Ramos.
The project involves recovering and revitalizing the Canal do Fundao, a part of Guanabara Bay, one of the first sights those arriving in Rio via Tom Jobim International Airport will see.
The two-year project involves dredging 6.5 km of channels to facilitate the circulation of water, sanitation works, bridge strengthening and other improvements to urban infrastructure.
According to a Rio de Janeiro press release, it's one of the most important projects within the Guanabara Bay Clean-up Program. The bay is the venue for the sailing competitions if Rio is chosen the host of the 2016 Summer Games.Write or read comments about this article
|Bid Status:||Rio won bid|
|Bid Date:||October 2, 2009|
|Bid Location:||IOC Congress in Copenhagen Denmark|
|Description:||Rio last bid for the 2004 and 2012 Games but did not make the short list. The city is trying to leverage the success of the 2007 Pan Am Games in its run for the 2016 Olympics - and Brazil is currently preparing to host the 2014 World Cup.|
|Bid Book:||Link To Bid Book|
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