Qatar: $380m FIFA-related opportunities for SMEsby Fatima De La Cerna on Apr 5, 2017
Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) has announced that more than $380m (QAR1.4bn) in business opportunities will be on offer at the second Government Procurement and Contracting Conference and Exhibition, (Moushtarayat 2017).
According to Qatar News Agency (QNA), opportunities related to the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be made available to Qatari small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) at the three-day event, which will run from 6 to 8 April.
The event is expected to include participation from the main contractors building five of the proposed host venues for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, under the umbrella stand of the SC.
Ghanim Al Kuwari, executive director for competition venues at the SC, said: "As progress continues across Qatar to deliver the necessary infrastructure for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, we’re very happy to offer local small and medium enterprises the opportunity to take part in these exciting projects, which will leave a lasting legacy for the surrounding communities.
“The main contractors building five of our stadiums are looking for local partners, with projects that have an added value of $380m (QAR 1.4bn)."
Eight of the proposed host venues are currently in different stages of construction, with works advancing rapidly across the Khalifa International Stadium, the first stadium set for completion in 2017, and the other sites, QNA reported.
Companies working on projects for the 2022 FIFA World Cup that will attend the conference include Midmac Contracting, who – in a joint venture (JV) with PORR Qatar – is building the Al Wakrah Stadium, a 40,000-seater venue that will host matches up to the quarter-final stage.
Qatari contractor HBK Contracting Co and China Railway Construction Corporation Limited (CRCC) will also be present at the event. The joint-venture company (JVC) is building the Lusail Stadium, which is the proposed opening and final venue for 2022.
Also expected at Moushtarayat 2017 are the Al Balagh Trading & Contracting and Larsen & Toubro Limited JVC, the main contractor for the Al Rayyan Stadium; the Salini Impregilo, Galfar, and Cimolai JVC, the main contractor for the Al Bayt Stadium; and the J&P Qatar WLL, Conspel Qatar WLL, J&P Avax SA, and J&P (Overseas) Ltd JVC, the main contractor for the Qatar Foundation Stadium.