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Qatar: 2022 FIFA World Cup stadia to be ready 2020

Khalifa Stadium is the first proposed stadium to be ready by the end of 2016 - with all others to be completed by 2020, the official said

Khalifa Stadium is expected to be complete by the end of 2016.
Khalifa Stadium is expected to be complete by the end of 2016.

Qatar's 2022 FIFA World cup stadiums will be completed by 2020, according to a senior official.

"We are actually working on six proposed stadiums for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and we have launched the design of five of them," said Hilal Al Kuwari, chairman of the Technical Delivery Office, Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy.

"Khalifa Stadium is the first proposed stadium to be ready by the end of 2016 while all stadiums will be ready by 2020. Khalifa Stadium is being built by Aspire Zone and the work started in October 2015," he continued in a statement posted on the website of the Qatar Football Association.

Al Kuwari confirmed Al Wakrah stadium, where works started in December 2013, is scheduled to to be completed by 2018.

He said: "So far we have completed the hoarding, enabling works, foundations and we are about to award the main contractor who will be a local contractor."

Regardubg Al Bait Stadium in Al Khir City, Al Kuwari confirmed building works by Aspire Zone is "at a good stage" and is expected to be completed by 2018.

Works on QF Stadium started in March 2015 by Astad Company, who belong to Qatar Foundation, with the main contractor expected to be announced early next year.

Meanwhile, work on Al Rayyan Stadium is expected to be completed by 2019 - with the main contractor to be awarded early 2016.

And, Lusail stadium will be ready by 2020 - with the design expected to be launched soon. 

"We are currently identifying the best options for the training sites. We are studying almost 65 locations," Al Kuwari concluded. 

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