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Brazil Struggles with Inadequate Infrastructure for World Cup

Matt Ball on June 12, 2013 - in Construction

Inadequate infrastructure, particularly in air transport, threatens football-mad Brazil’s hopes of dazzling the world with the best-organised World Cup ever 12 months from now. Organisers have been struggling to complete the construction or  renovation of the six host arenas, with work plagued by repeated delays due to  strikes, roof collapses and other problems.

Four of the stadiums were delivered to football’s world governing body FIFA  behind schedule and in the northeastern city of Salvador last month “a human  error” caused part of the roof of the brand new Arena Fonte Nova to collapse  following heavy rains.

In a vast country bigger than the continental United States, transport is a  huge challenge.

Read more via New Straits Times

Matt Ball

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Matt Ball is founder and editorial director of V1 Media, publisher of Informed Infrastructure, Earth Imaging Journal, Sensors & Systems, Asian Surveying & Mapping and the video news site GeoSpatial Stream.

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