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KAZAN, December 13 (Itar-Tass) — The Audit Chambers of the Russian Federation (ACRF) and the Republic of Tatarstan (ACT) hold a joint session here on Thursday to sum up the use of budget resources which are allocated for arrangements for, preparation and holding of the 2013 World Student Games (WSG).
The joint session will be presided over by ACRF Chairman Sergei Stepashin, with Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov attending, an official in the press service of the Head of the Republic told Itar-Tass.
An ACT official specified, "This is a third summing up of the results of the spending of the RF and Tatarstan's budget resources being allocated to finance the 27th WSG". The first joint sessions were held on October 29, 2010, and on December 2, 2011.
Participants in the joint sessions pointed out that "the preparation for the WSG is proceeding in accordance with the Plan for Main Activities and the Time-Table of the construction of sports facilities".
As of the end of 2011, according to a verification checkout, 23.1 billion roubles of capital investments were utilized out of the planned amount of 36.44 billion roubles. Twenty-four sports facilities, 20 residential buildings, and Universiade Village facilities were put into operation. Five sports facilities and nine Village ones are in the stage of construction.
Since then, according to the Kazan-2013 Executive Directorate, another four sports facilities have been put into use, and the last remaining ones -- an Aquatic Sports Palace, and a soccer stadium with a seating capacity of 45,000, where the Universiade's opening and closing ceremonies are to be held -- are in the final phase of construction.