Minister says Qatar should get on with 2022 work

Culture minister Al Kuwari says Qatar should prove it can deliver

A machine moves in to begin demolition of the existing Al Rayyan stadium
A machine moves in to begin demolition of the existing Al Rayyan stadium

Qatar's Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage Dr Hamad bin Abdul Aziz Al Kuwari has said that Qatar should stop worrying about the "irregular" campaigns being mounted against its 2022 World Cup and instead concentrate on building the mega-projects needed to host the competion.

According to Qatar News Agency, Dr Al Kuwari said Qatar had been given a great responsibility and should prove through its actions that it is up to the challenge.

Earlier this month, Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) announced that it had appointed a joint venture between Qatar-based Manco and UK-based Buckingham Group has been appointed to deliver the new Al Rayyan stadium, which will be complete by the first quarter of 2019. It has been designed by a Ramboll/Pattern Architects partnership, with Aecom as project manager.

SC also said that work was now underway at the first five stadiums, with a Midmac/Six Construct partnership overseeing the redevelopment work of Khalifa International Stadium and enabling works ongoing at Al Wakrah stadium.

It added that tendering for a main contractor for the Qatar Foundation Stadium at Education City is underway. It has been designed by consultant RFA Fenwick, with Astad serving as project manager.

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