Brazil to get tough

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Brazil's government plans to get tough in the build up to both the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

The Financial Times in the UK reported that Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff will introduce a name and shame system to put pressure on various levels of government to maintain adequate progress in implementing projects. Miriam Belchior, Brazils Minister of Planning, told the newspaper: When you publish the information you make all of those implementing the projects responsible because they are exposed if there is a delay. Belchior added: Our idea is to have a joint evaluation with the federal, state and municipal governments. This first meeting is to discuss the situation and how were going to do it, how were going to ensure it (the World Cup planning) is done in time. There have been concerns over the rate of preparations ahead of Brazils two upcoming mega–events, particularly with regard to the FIFA World Cup in just over three years time.

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