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WCup-related light rail line unfinished; more money needed

World Cup-related light rail line unfinished; more money needed for work to continue

WCup-related light rail line unfinished; more money needed

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The construction of a light rail line in Brazil's western city of Cuiaba which was to have been ready for last year's World Cup has been stalled, with state officials saying more money is needed to finish it.

In a report, the state auditor says at least 300 million reals ($110 million) will be needed for work to continue. The overall cost was originally placed at about 1.5 billion reals ($550 million), but this figure has now risen to at least 1.8 billion reals ($660 million).

Media reports suggest only 30 percent of the project has been completed.

A $230 million stadium built in Cuiaba for the World Cup was closed last month for emergency repairs, which included water leaks and electrical problems. The stadium held four World Cup games.


Updated : 2021-09-20 12:31 GMT+08:00