Construction delays worry CoCom


The Commission, which concluded its three-day inspection tour, said further delays would put the Organising Committee in a difficult position and “compromise final preparations and Games readiness.”

“We urge the construction agencies to ensure that no further delays are encountered, as this will place the OC in a difficult position and compromise final preparations and Games readiness,” Chairman of the Commission Austin Sealy said in a statement.
The Commission felt there was progress on the work front but stressed the need to keep up the intensity.

“There has been noticeable progress over the last two months, however, with effectively only nine months remaining, the intensity must continue, and in fact, work must be further accelerated.

“There was a sense of energy and urgency from Suresh Kalmadi, the Chairman of the OC, and the entire Delhi team about getting on with the job, which is a positive, and it’s clear that everyone is committed to making these Games a success,” Sealy said.
The seven-member Commission received presentations from a range of key functional areas including accreditation, village operations, security, technology, transport and venue operations.

The Commission will now report to CGF and the Organising Committee. The CGF President Michael Fennell will arrive here on Friday to have discussions with the OC on the critical issues that have been identified by the Commission.
“We received detailed reports from the Organising Committee across key areas where we had previously identified delivery risks. These reports show an increased awareness of the work that must be undertaken.”

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