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Rio Failed R$3 Billion to Contain Rainfall Effects, Study Shows

By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A study says that over the past six years, the government of Rio de Janeiro has neglected to spend approximately R$3 billion (US$750 million) of its budget on programs for flood control, protection of slopes, sanitation expansion, drainage of rivers and pavement works. Current city administration disputes these figures.

The study, submitted on Thursday, 9th, to the City Council, was conducted by the Coordination of Audit and Development of the Court of Auditors of the Municipality (TCM) which compared the estimated budget for such programs with the effective figures . . .

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