Qatar’s World Cup Stadium will cost between QAR 29.1 billion($8 billion) and QAR 36.4 billion ($10 billion) in construction costs for the 2022 Games, said Hassan Al Thawadi, the secretary-general of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC), reported Construction Week Online.
To host the Cup, Qatar will spend up QAR 728 billion ($200 billion) on wider infrastructure, added Al Thawadi, according to Arabian Business.
“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, “said Al Thawadi.
“However change will not happen overnight and there are many issues on this matter that require further action, and more can be done,” Al Thawadi added.
Qatar’s infrastructure and stadium preparation is “well on track,” commented Jürgen Müller, head of Planning & Infrastructure and head of FIFA World Cup 2022,
“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,” said Othman Zarzour, competition venues deputy executive director at the Supreme Committee.