The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games Bid Committee has today announced Société du Grand Paris (SGP) as an Official Supplier of the bid. SGP is a public institution established by the State to fund and oversee the development of the Grand Paris Express – a subway transport system and the largest infrastructure project in Europe that will serve the Grand Paris region and the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Paris 2024 will utilise SGP’s expertise in transportation planning and development to help shape the Paris 2024 bid and optimise the visitor experience during the Games.
As Official Supplier, Société du Grand Paris will be activated throughout the bid phase by:
§ Opening Fabrique du Métro – an innovation centre that will showcase and explain the Grand Paris Express in Saint-Ouen near the proposed Olympic and Paralympic Village
§ Creating a digital 3D model of venues and sites included in the Paris 2024 bid plan
The Grand Paris Express, which includes 200km of rail, will create four new metro lines and extend two existing lines in Paris. The network will serve 68 stations and will be a catalyst for the construction and development of new housing across the region.
Most of the project will be completed before the proposed date of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games – guaranteeing locals and visitors exceptional transport conditions throughout the city during the Games.
Paris 2024 has already announced 12 bid partners that have contributed approximately 25 million Euros to the project so far. The bid is expecting to make further announcements and complete its partnership programme in the coming weeks.
Bernard Lapasset, Paris 2024 Co-Chair, said:
"We are very pleased to welcome the Société du Grand Paris as an Official Supplier of Paris 2024. The expertise of SGP in transportation planning and development will help to shape our thinking towards spectator experience and strengthen the social mobility legacy of our project – ensuring Parisians benefit from the new infrastructure long after the Games have ended.
"We have built a very strong network of Official Partners and Suppliers and we thank them all for the contributions they have made, both financially and in terms of the invaluable expertise and insight they have provided. By working together with all of our stakeholders we believe we can deliver a wonderful festival of sport and Olympism in 2024 that unites the nation and brings real benefits to the people of Paris and France."
Philippe Yvin, CEO of the Société du Grand Paris, said:
"The Grand Paris Express and Paris 2024 have a shared unifying vision to improve social mobility and add economic value across Paris and France. The Paris 2024 bid for the Olympic and Paralympic Games is a fantastic opportunity to engage all of society enabling the whole region to pool their energy towards a project that will have long term benefits for everybody. We are honoured to be part of this collective effort."
For more information, please contact:
Paris 2024 Bid Committee
Tel: +33 6 73 16 88 06
Tel: +44 (0)7769 216 649
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