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working on cleaning up and securing the fukushima power plant will take longer than expected us to feel forces leading some to question japan could be doing. next it's our interview show spotlight with host out enough. for. fifty. five. hello again and welcome to spotlight the interview marcy i'm always love and today my guest in the studio is silent right. every olympiad is promising to be the greatest in history but the summer games in london are promising to be the greenest
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in history contractors are using then us high tech methods to reduce carbon dioxide emissions they even say ninety per cent of demolition materials are building to be recycled and reuse this is involved in the massive construction campaigns that will deliver roads new buildings and stadiums for the games but do the brits have anything to share with the russians to make the next games in sochi even greener and maybe even greater here's the director of infrastructure utilities and public real at the london two thousand and twelve olympic delivering authority simon right . the wrong olympics delivery authority designed its work plan to be one of the most high tech and progressive that's going to china under developed area of the city into a twenty first century benchmark of the urban environment roads bridges waterways buildings public transport and environment are going to see
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a new standard of quality and comfort thousands of miles away from london another big construction project is on the way to the sochi olympics organizers surely don't want to lose that univision race. mr wright and welcome to the show thank you very much for being with us this right well first of all what is the olympic delivery authority in a few ways and how different are the responsibilities from the london organizing committee. who. i work of the government organization who are charged with the design and construction and implementation of the venues most of the venues the new venues on the olympic park along with the olympic village were publicly funded were a government agency a local london organizing committee of the olympic games is the private organization who are charged with actually running the games in south. the question that i had to you as soon as london won the bid was this deal with public
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transport in london public transport was partly there of the olympic bid and it was rated pretty poorly which was a surprise to me because i love london public transport and for example saatchi as far as i know has no public transport it all so that what's wrong with the system from the point of view of olympics of course with the london transportation system and what and what's being done i think it's going to work extremely well stratford olympic park which is in east london is one of the best connected parts of london and has many railway lines that are over we are developing new passes he on existing lines so the underground railway system is being improved the overground surface rover systems also being heavily invested in and the docklands light railway system which is a new system that's gone in fairly recently again has significant investment so that's going to be capacity increases will be measures to keep vehicles off the
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roads in the days of because by persuading normal commuters to stay at home and i think it's going to work really well is it possible to persuade people to stay there what they did in moscow in one nine hundred eighty during the olympics they just persuaded the normal commuters to get out of the city you know put it period of this this is i think the only way to keep people off the streets and out of their cars is a rather well proven way of doing things so through a company which is already started working with employers who are saying change your plans or commuting come in later come in earlier but don't come in at the peak time when we're trying to get the games to hold i going to let private cars not private bed but elin picks the clothes on to bustling well there are the network operators are separate lanes the olympic fleet will be using those lanes not the bus lanes as a driver london i be not. the bus lanes for those are for the living. so the
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buses will keep other doors before buses will be forgotten says ok now how much of the plan which has already been done because i've read that your head of the schedule was we're out of we're actually eighty percent of all the construction work is he's completed the over eighty percent site you had to show joel we've already handed over the first of a need to local that was the velodrome which was last month the main stadium will be completed early spring spring summer and all the venues will be completed by july of this year that is within one still one year to go to the twenty four games where we finished the last venue so we are the last load which going to be the law of the swing. so what about wembley how big is one really going to be for the olympics wembley is already completed so i know they know what it's really did have to do anything i think is very minimal what we're not of all we were really local to some overlay just to make it look like an olympic venue but there's no other construction it will be heavily used. will have only for for her and the
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opening ceremony you know that's in the main stadium on the olympic park when you're eighty thousand seats so it's bigger than one building no one is ninety one for her but why why not use wembley village in the legendary thing but it's in the wrong part of the city we wanted a stadium that was close to death it's village of course as you understand the athletes you know don't want to be expending lots of energy travelling a long distance just that crucial moment before the world before the sport starts so there's a new stadium being built very close to the athletes village they can get to instantly and they can get back home easily off the surface speaking about travelling how wide are the olympic facilities spread around the u.k. most many of them are in east london so we have the olympic park at stratford which is where we're most involved we have x.l. center which is only on the docklands in east london. we have the ode to dome which is well well used. to the old millennium dome as it's become. and so many venues
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are in that part of east london and the only other venues really are weymouth which is for sailing on the south coast. which is the rowing in windsor to key throw and then the football stadium and huntley and up the matter of fact what about wimbledon i go as you will know just how that will be used wimbledon exactly will be used for the tennis so it is that is going to be on grass tennis will be in growth olympic tennis is going to be on ground i believe so not one of my particular responsibility but it's time to look at regulation to have it in a hard court and the country can choose is that right i believe that personal owner was on play right and i got an expert on olympic tennis and it seemed so yes otherwise i presume we wouldn't have got permission to use ok now i want to ask you i think there it's five hundred days before the opening of the games and everybody's been talking about is the impact clock that was that was launched
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inaccurate and then it stopped after a couple of hours worked out with. anything to do it afraid and. i mean the clock was it didn't work it's been fixed so yes i don't think there was a problem with what it was so so so but but but but it's being the clock is done by below timekeeper by the official thank you so so that this is a scandal and it's kind of the time to. fix even stannis and it's a minor figure in that you know it was a it was a clock that's a countdown clock it's not used for olympic timing it's stopped it's been fixed it'll be fine ok so if the clock timekeeping at least today it's not a problem what's the major what's the key challenge for for for you are going as they should right now i think whether you're world or whether we cannot predict like any other country but we've been we've been very fortunate. in keeping to a shuttle so far we set a program of two years for planning four years of construction and one year for
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commissioning and testing and we're we're now into the last year of construction we will finish on time this year so the key challenges are really in turning what is static works into operational functional work so i can see is always an interesting problem digital systems and then of course getting all the people all that all the support staff and the operational staff trained and interplay some and working effectively so i was turning what are fixed venues into operational when it's that's the key challenge and we don't want you to do that well you said you said like any other country can't predict the weather i think i think i think the brits have the advantage and not like any other country can predict the weather you can say is going to be bad for you and this is what you always say but but they were going to load it all in around london one of the thing here as a matter of fact but you always think it's because we like to complain about this one of those national where it's you know it's like farmers all over the never
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never the weather is never perfect never said i think you'll be ok i think it you can tell me how to plan for every venture all of you so you know we're doing a. how did the experience of beijing and did it influence the construction of olympic venues inland not so much the construction i mean in two thousand and eight we went to beijing and some of the sochi team went to beijing i met them and so we chose city turns to go and learn and talk to the previous in the city so we certainly learn things from from the chinese interesting useful things about technology in back of our support but our venues were pretty world designed by them so we didn't really affect the design we were set on a path of trying to do things you know our own way i mean there is a there is a british way and there are other nationals have their own views but we want to make things very lightweight very low. in carbon intensity and we wanted to make things that were sustainable in its school in its widest broadest sense and were
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venues for instance do not have a legacy and use a permanent and use we made them temporary and so we're going to take them down at the end of the game so we've used a lot more temporary facilities and i think most of the games so far but people. were present at the beijing games i was there before the olympics i was part of the olympic journalist team but people say it was one of the best probably the best to live yes it was fantastic in the world and you say you know that he has the experience but it's still going to be better so i think i know he better do you know losing that's pretty you know i mean it's a fair comment i think the chinese did a fantastic job i think anybody if you saw that opening and closing ceremony was an absolute marvelous you know just incredible i mean you can't compete with that so i don't think the point is to try and compete with the previous city we will do it in our own way we will do it in a london way and it will be different i think the brits have to change the trend because because these are opening so these they become to fix something something
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different to change the trend because spending you know the end of the billion more then the challenge it is not the point exactly and so we're not trying to do that now local the responsible for those certainly is not the only so. you know what is being planned i am not sure but i can tell you it will definitely be interesting exciting but it will certainly be very different from china that's for sure who put more smoke it looks very british. summer right the director of infrastructure utilities and public will match the letter then two thousand and twelve olympic village. but like the back shortly right after the break self stay with us will continue the friendship here in less than a minute people. as
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welcome back to spotlight and i'll grab in just reminded of my guest in the studio today is simon right the director of infrastructure utilities and publicly on the london two thousand and twelve olympic delivery authority mr wright well we've already talked. about have. connections with the with the beijing olympics about using or not using some of the expertize expertise there that you've learned from the chinese how though the russians who are getting ready for it will appear in two years r.t. have two years in sochi this will be winter but but anyhow are they interested in using some of your own or know how some of your expertise are you ready to share absolutely one of the reasons to be here this week is to do precisely the
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delegations and such you have already been to london we hosted a number of from senior officials from the organizing committee in london and we've heard long and detailed discussions with them and they've asked a lot of questions we try to give them pointers and to tell her exactly what we're doing and to let them to choose whether they elect to make use of any of that so we're very willing to share i think each city ought to be prepared to share the learning and we're absolutely going to deliver and i think you in many ways the more cities can get together and actually make use of each other's knowledge the better off we'll all be because the end of the day we want this olympics to work efficiently and well and to make it more cost effective. let's know take a look at the preparation for the two thousand and fourteen winter games in russia where three years left before the such a winter games the newly built venue is there are starting to host major
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international events once you did to me that has more. in two thousand and fourteen. small will see in the olympic champ and the senate world athletes already have a chance to capture the feeling of the big event the largest venue for the winter games rosa khutor has begun host in international competitions the first serious examination was the european cup in their all points scheme last month after which four in two disciplines shared their impressions real around the hold over the whole world in here and really can you got a beautiful area here beautiful mountains and the organizing committee great job to get this globe ready seventy more bands will use the facility within the next three years till impact countdown is speeding up the venue's are now more than two thirds ready for this still a lot of work to be done it's not only about building new tracks and stadiums but
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also a massive make over of the whole area the legacy of the two thousand and fourteen games is meant to be a unique year round then you combine in the possibilities for alpine skiing and sunny seaside relaxation and while it's definitely a positive transformation for the region's economy to reason among the big blue we know there's environmentalist i'm voicing their concerns they gave the green light to the project in two thousand and seven with us to keep an eye on construction work during a possible damage. well. one of the main problem for russians was not the climate but the environmentalist did you i'm sure you did have problems with with environment quite well with environmentalists how did you deal how did you cope well that's a good question i mean we set out very early on to make sure that we damage an
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environment of the absolute minimum extent where we're talking about an inner city site so we have a very challenging environment very. post-industrial environment so there wasn't much ecology on our site but that which we had we certainly treated very carefully and we worked very closely with the n.g.o.s from from day one so we're very transparent we tell everybody flatly what's going on and we work with stakeholders very carefully do you feel that you or your environmentalist are happy or or they're not happy well i think their job is to be slightly unhappy because they are trying to put pressure on people to do better and we appreciate that and we expect that but i think by and large i think if you spoke to them you'll bed so that actually we've done pretty well and we've met most if not all of our targets and some of the sustainability fifty percent carbon reduction overall against current regulations renewable energy biodiversity reuse of waste as you said in your
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introduction all these things we've achieved. do you have a figure. maybe it's a question to the to the organizing committee but still how much will dylan dylan fixed cost our budget is just over nine billion billion or he'll one billion hours in the pounds of which our budget o.d.o.'s is seven point one billion pounds and so you mentioned that most certainly many facilities will be pulled down after the olympics yeah so will it pay back these no me with pounds will how you. at least thinking of getting it back together well i think the economic benefit has to be looked at in the one in a wider sense. of course the the local local budget is separate from ours lots of different budgets private sector so ticket sales or the revenue goes to local not to us but in terms of london and u.k. and british industry and our economy we feel it is a good investment it is
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a broader payback it is a longer payback and so to say you know that you all the money will be earned by. in revenue i think one has to look at the wider economy and tourism in london we believe will be improved over a longer period expose you know the exposure of pretty much every two minutes here is the old ready set you want world over a longer period listen why am i asking about payback is there is there for example countries like china hosting and paying billions for this this will improve our image countries like russia like sartre do say will build a whole new industry structure and all the stadiums will have new hotels roads won't improve the city of saatchi and turn it into a great resource however. good level for london no use of proving the amish probably they most of the facilities will be will be.
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liquidated after the games so how's it going to pay back tickets tickets i don't know where let me correct you but not most of the venues will be removed a few venues and even the main stadium is now saying all will host the western football club the velodrome is a permanent venue in the quite expensive venue so one of two venues are being removed but the investment in this part of east london which was a very deprived area had very little investment for many years will kick start the whole regeneration of that part of the east of the city so this is part of a long term regeneration plan this is against the british culture and the whole point about calling the west bank west-end is being is being underfunded. it's going to be worse than getting more if you're going to. get at least. some benefit as well that was the. government's plan was to kick start regeneration so this is a great way of saying ok it was the money coming from the well from taxpayers i
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mean your money your budget our money is from two sources one is tax payers one is from the lottery. a lot. refunds that fifty fifty or are you giving was about twenty percent from the lottery some twenty from the lottery something like eighty percent from its other task recently i think your thought on the typo's are pretty happy we do a lot of surveys the government do surveys and something over seventy percent public approval for the games is and it's going up. is the word in london los lee valley reconstruction were your main concern is the new facilities you have built your are concerned is the new facilities is we have i think one of two areas where we are improving existing facilities at the rowing eton dorney we've made some improvements there and only infrastructure on the transport then we're investing in improving the facilities rather than whole new facilities but the olympic park is all new here i've mentioned as you already noticed some
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pioneering things in the introduction to go in you can you see a couple of words about this i neary. because because there's been lots of talk about well we wanted to do things slightly differently so as well as having a very large construction program which had to be completed on time of course and within budget we also set out to to make some meet some other objectives sustainability being one so as i said reducing carbon emissions overall by half of my fifty percent was a massive reduction using renewable energy. for instance training so we have a problem in britain over the construction industry not attracting enough bright young school leavers and graduates so we wanted to change that and intrude and introduce more apprenticeships back into construction better training better health and safety we have a very good record on i'm pleased to say we're not there yet so we don't want to be complacent but on health and safety really trying to improve that so that we make
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the construction industry a safer and better place to work long i learned that you're using. the london waterways. during construction i'm going to use the waterways for the guests of the olympics to some extent it's. pretty capacity is you can get a lot of people up rivers and canals but there will be some use of times and then the come out with that lead up through the site yeah but most of the customers big ticket holders will come by rail rather than by war so i'm we've used ride a lot in construction so more than half of all on materials coming in in and out of the site by by rail and by water thank you thank you very much and just a reminder that my guest on the show today was sam director of infrastructure you're really utilities and public thrilled at the london two thousand and twelve olympic village and that's it for now from all of us if you don't tell yourself spotlight or have someone in mind he has a question to me next time to drop me
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