SC chief: 'Qatar 2022 FIFA stadiums to cost $10bn'

Labour inspector and site inspection numbers are being increased, but "change will not happen overnight", SC secretary-general Hassan Al Thawadi reportedly said

Khalifa Stadium will complete major construction works by the end of this year. [Image: SC]
Khalifa Stadium will complete major construction works by the end of this year. [Image: SC]

Qatar will require between $8bn (QAR29.1bn) and $10bn (QAR36.4bn) in construction costs for its 2022 FIFA World Cup stadiums' development, Hassan Al Thawadi, the secretary-general of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC), said. 

Up to $200bn is being spent on wider infrastructure required to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, he added.

According to Arabian Business, citing Associated Press, Thawadi continued: "Monitoring enforcement mechanisms are being strengthened on a continuous basis, labour inspector numbers are being increased, site inspections are being increased, and scrutiny of recruitment agencies has been increased.

"However change will not happen overnight and there are many issues on this matter that require further action, and more can be done."

Jürgen Müller, head of planning and infrastructure and head of FIFA World Cup 2022, said that Qatar's infrastructure and stadium preparation is “well on track". 

“Everybody knows it’s not only towards 2022; they are working towards longer plans for 2030.

"So this step is only one step in the bigger picture," Müller added.

Othman Zarzour, competition venues deputy executive director at SC, added: "By the end of this year the Khalifa International Stadium will be the first proposed host venue to complete major construction and will be among the first stadiums in the world to provide field lighting using LED technology." 

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