In four short years, the 2022 World Cup will open in Qatar! Qatar’s plans for its World Cup tournament to be family-friendly, groundbreaking, forward-thinking, and unique. Here are four quick facts about Qatar’s World Cup:
1. The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is projected to generate $10 billion in investment in U.S. companies.
2. Qatar is the first Middle Eastern country to host a World Cup. Qatar is working hard to ensure every detail of the tournament is family friendly, such as easing the transportation methods between stadiums to allow fans to view multiple games a day, and organizing tournaments during a time of year when Qatar experiences cool temperatures.
3. Qatar has implemented labor reforms to responsibly develop World Cup infrastructure at breakneck speed, including three (1, 2, 3) worker protection laws since 2015, opening an International Labor Organization office in Qatar, and hiring an independent consultancy to issue public reports on the 2022 World Cup’s worker welfare compliance.
4. The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy established the Challenge 22 program which gives awards to innovative designers for creative and cost-effective technologies that promote sustainable energy and water solutions. The Supreme Committee’s Engagement team has worked hard to ensure that facilities will not only enhance each World Cup fan’s visit but will also create a positive lasting impact on the community.
Here’s a short video showing the progress Qatar has already made in its stadiums:
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