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Qatar: 90% of World Cup 2022 projects awarded

Prime Minister says works expected be executed on schedule

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About 90% of FIFA World Cup 2022 projects, across all sectors, have been awarded and are expected to be executed on time, the Prime Minister and Interior Minister of Qatar has said.

According to a report in The Peninsula, a Qatari newspaper, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani said that all the infrastructure development works related to the event were being carried out at a “steady pace”, with 50% of the city’s railway project already completed.

The remarks came during the state cabinet’s weekly meeting, which was chaired by Sheikh Abdullah. The Prime Minister also called for the commitment of competent authorities to the implementation of the projects, as per their plans, deadlines and allocated budgets, the report added.

Minister of Finance, Ali Sherif Al Emadi, who is also the chairman of the ministerial group for coordination and follow-up of major projects of strategic importance, gave a presentation on the implementation of current and future projects in key sectors, along with the steps taken to implement them.

Al Emadi pointed out that work on road projects related to the 2022 FIFA World Cup were on schedule, and that they would be completed in 2017 and 2018. He added that 100% of the drilling tunnel operations and 45% of the stations were complete for rail projects.

Most of the projects were likely to be completed between the end of 2019 and mid-2020, he concluded.

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