The International Canoe Federation (ICF) has praised organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games after a visit to the planned slalom, sprint and Para-canoe venues.
For the first time, the ICF joined World Rowing for an inspection of the Olympic canoe sprint and rowing venue, Sea Forest Waterway, located in Port of Tokyo.
The ICF also visited Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre.
Both venues will be maintained after the Olympics and Paralympics, providing a legacy for Japanese water fans and athletes.
Their development is said to be on schedule and they are expected to be completed by the June deadline.
"We can see significant changes and developments for both venues since our last visit," said ICF secretary general Simon Toulson.
"We can really see the waterways taking shape.
"We left Tokyo confident both the Sea Forest Waterway sprint and Para-canoe venue and the Kasai Canoe Slalom venue will be world class.
"Our athletes, officials and spectators are going to be very happy with the facilities and the course."
He added: "This is a continuation of our close relationship with our friends at rowing, as we look to ensure our sports are presented in the best possible light at Tokyo 2020.
"Our partnership has the potential to lower costs for the Games organisers, as we have already identified common areas where we can share resources."
Tokyo 2020 last month claimed construction at all venues was on track and would be finished in time for test events later this year.
Building progress at competition facilities was listed as being "on track" in an update released on February 13.
The Olympic Stadium, due to stage the Opening and Closing Ceremonies as well as athletics and football matches, was said to be 60 per cent complete at the time.
The venue, the subject of embarrassment for organisers in 2015 when Prime Minister Shinzō Abe scrapped the initial project owing to spiralling costs, is scheduled to be finished in November.
Tokyo 2020 also said the Olympic Aquatics Centre, which reportedly fell behind schedule last year, was on course for completion in February 2020 and was 55 per cent ready.
Sea Forest Waterway, set to hold a rowing test event in August, was 77 per cent ready, while the wheelchair basketball and volleyball venue, Ariake Arena, was 51 per cent complete.
Tokyo 2020 also last month confirmed the completion date of a section of Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre had been pushed back but insisted the postponement would have no effect on the construction schedule.
The test event for canoe sprint is due to be held at Sea Forest Waterway in September, while canoe slalom athletes will test out the Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre course in October.