Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff, informed that at least nine of the twelve stadiums in Brazil will be ready for the World Cup that the country will sponsor in 2014.
The repairs of most stadiums must be completed by December of 2012 since it is a requisite of FIFA, because they will be used for Confederations Cup that will be played in Brazil one year prior to the World Cup. Rousseff informed that work on the Sao Paulo stadium began a month ago due to several setbacks.
The president added that the Congress approved a Special Procurement Regime to make the legal work easier in order to quicken the work on the stadiums. Another step given by Brazil was the creation of the Extraordinary Security Secretariat for big events. The purpose of this office is to coordinate the security forces during events such as the World Cup and the Olympic games of Rio de Janeiro 2016. (AV)