Rio 2016 Olympic Construction Continues to Move Forward

(ATR) Olympic Public Authority in Brazil: 71 percent of the 52 total projects for Rio 2016 have "started construction."

General view of the construction site of the Athletes' village for the Olympic park for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games at Barra da Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 28, 2014. The Athletes' village will continue to develop as a luxury housing project called "Ilha Pura" after the Games. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA        (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
General view of the construction site of the Athletes' village for the Olympic park for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games at Barra da Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 28, 2014. The Athletes' village will continue to develop as a luxury housing project called "Ilha Pura" after the Games. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

(ATR) A document from Brazil's Olympic Public Authority (APO) says 71 percent of its 52 total projects for Rio 2016 have "completed contracts and started construction."

The APO updated theRio2016 Olympics Responsibility Matrix on Tuesday.

The matrix, according to the APO, includes all commitments made by government agencies in relation to the staging and organization of the 2016 Summer Games. The APOcontinuously updates and regularly publishes the matrix to "ensure transparency and accountability."

"We’re sure that the Games in Rio will be well organized,"APO president Fernando Azevedo e Silva said in a statement. "The Matrix shows which construction projects have already started."

The Deodoro Sports Complex projects "contributed the most to the progress achieved in relation to the Matrix’s indexes and totals," according to the APO.

"Public organizations are committed to the staging of a lean and efficient Olympics," Azevedo e Silva said.

The 2016 Rio Olympics begin on August 5 and the 2016 Paralympic Games begin September 7.

Written byNicole Bennett

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