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No New Year holidays for Krasnodar administration until all Olympic tasks done

December 25, 2013, 19:17 UTC+3 KRASNODAR
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KRASNODAR, December 25. /ITAR-TASS/. All the members of the Krasnodar regional administration who are making preparations for the Olympic Games have had their New Year holidays postponed indefinitely following a resolution by Krasnodar regional Governor Alexander Tkachev he announced on Wednesday at a meeting of the operational headquarters which supervises preparations for the Sochi Olympics.

The regional governor has discussed with the headquarters the condition of the Olympic facilities for which the Krasnodar regional administration is responsible, a spokesman for the Krasnodar administration said. The governor has brought a number of tasks due to be fulfilled in January under special control, the spokesman said.

Around 2,400 people from 41 districts of the Krasnodar region have been working at the Olympic facilities. They will see the New Year in with their families, but on January 3 they are to be back in their work places at the Olympic facilities.

Now, the renovation and repairs are being completed at the Sochi ornithology park, a municipal hospital, in the settlement of Mirny, at several Sochi hotels and on the territory of an Orthodox cathedral.

Finishing repairs are underway at the Barkhatny Sezony (mild summer seasons) hotel-city, built in the centre of the Olympic park where the organizers of the Olympic Games and guests of the Olympics will be accommodated.

Meanwhile, forty-two highways have been repaired in the area of Sochi, fourteen new buses meeting IOC standards have arrived which will service passenger routes in the city, eleven new tunnels and new underpasses have been built and more than 30 city streets have been renovated in the city which is looking forward to the most remarkable event in its history.

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