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MOSCOW, January 13 (Itar-Tass) —— Some of the Olympic facilities will not be built at all. President Dmitry Medvedev agreed at first that those guilty of it should face criminal responsibility, but later he had second thoughts: civil and legal responsibility will be toughened instead.
The main problems and risks during the building of Olympic facilities are connected with the failure to do the work within the planned time limits, says an annual report of the Auditing Chamber, which was submitted to the Duma on Thursday. The problem, as well as the responsibility for it, was discussed at a meeting with the participation of President Medvedev, held in Sochi behind closed doors on January 5. A participant in the meeting told about it. The information was confirmed by a Kremlin official.
The main report was made by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak, who is in charge of preparations for the Sochi Olympics. He said that a perceptible lagging behind the schedule was registered at 76 out of 393 facilities. Kozak explained it by problems of private investors with the financing of construction, delays with designing and a poor organization of production processes at some construction sites.
Kozak stressed that the image of the country was at stake, and suggested criminal responsibility for ineffective builders. In his opinion, private companies, which take part in the building of Olympic facilities, should also be punished economically: the facilities they built should be confiscated and turned over to the state.