23 October, 2003
Deputy Culture Minister Nasos Alevras and Olympic Games Secretary General Costas Kartalis offered assurances to the technocrats of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Coordinating Committee and its President Denis Oswald, currently visiting Athens for the regular inspection concerning preparations for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, that the Calatrava cover at the Athens Olympic Stadium, the suburban railway network and the tram network will be ready in time for the Games.
According to reports, Oswald expressed satisfaction over the presence of the two government officials at a meeting held on preparations for the Olympic Games.
Oswald listened carefully to the assurances given on the three projects and added that by Friday he will have a ''clear'' picture of everything.
Referring to the Calatrava cover project, Alevras said the skeleton will be ready by the end of April and the entire project by the end of June.
Kartalis said the suburban railway network will be ready by the end of May and the tram network by March 15.
Athens Olympic Games Organizing Committee (ATHOC) President Gianna Angelopoulos Daskalaki also briefed the IOC's Coordinating Committee on the positive developments in all the programs being managed by ATHOC.
Source: Athens News Agency