The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has announced that it has completed 200 million work hours since preparations of the 2022 World Cup projects have begun. The SC was established in 2011 with the purpose of delivering the tournament venues and infrastructural development projects. To celebrate this milestone, the organizing committee held a ceremony to recognize the workers.
“The success we’re celebrating today is a key moment of this journey. Achieving our vision and successfully hosting the Arab world’s first FIFA World Cup tournament is not a standalone effort. We continuously collaborate with the relevant local and international stakeholders to help along the way,” said Eng. Yasir Al-Jamal, Chairman of the Operations Office and Vice Chairman of the Technical Delivery Office.
With this milestone, 75% of the preparations for the games are completed. Finished projects include the renovation of Khalifa International Stadium, the opening of the brand new Al Janoub Stadium and the construction of three training clusters to bring the total number of sites to 40. In addition, the SC has announced that it will be ready to launch two more stadiums, Al Rayyan Stadium and Al Bayt Stadium in the second half of 2019.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup will feature eight modern state-of-the-art stadiums, each being built with four priorities in mind: comfort, accessibility, sustainability and legacy. The stadiums will be equipped with advanced cooling technologies.
All venues will be accessible to visitors with disabilities. The stadiums, as well as transportation systems and other amenities will be environment friendly and equipped with renewable and low energy solutions. Qatar places a high emphasis on leaving a legacy. After the World Cup, the capacities of some of most of the stadiums will be reduced, and excess seating and parts of the venues will be donated to football projects in developing nations throughout the world.
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