Qatar to begin construction for FIFA 2022 World Cup in 2013

Attendees of the signing ceremony held in Doha. (Image source: of the signing ceremony held in Doha. (Image source: of the first stadium for the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar will begin next year

According to the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee, which signed five stakeholder cooperation agreements at a signing ceremony in Doha, the stadium will be developed in conjunction with Qatar Foundation at Education City.

The agreements were signed with Qatar Rail, Ashghal, Kahramaa, Aspire Zone Foundation and Qatari Diar, all of which will play a vital role in delivering the infrastructure required for the tournament.

According to the committee, the overall schedule for all stadium construction will be revealed following consultation with FIFA.

Tenders for both project management and design consultant for the Al Wakrah Stadium have been issued with the winners due to be announced in November and December respectively.

The project management tender for the redevelopment of Al Rayyan Stadium has also been issued and will be awarded in the first quarter of 2013.

Five stadiums are currently in the process of planning or tender.  Details on the remaining stadiums will follow in the near future.

12 stadia are due to be built or redeveloped for use during the FIFA 2022 World Cup

“We will be signing more agreements in the near future to further unify local entities behind our common goal,” said Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee secretary, General Hassan Al Thawadi.

“The World Cup is no longer merely an event that lasts 30 days. Events of this stature have the potential to accelerate the progress of a nation and leave a lasting social, economic and cultural legacy.

“Our aim is to ensure that the event contributes to achieving the targets set in the 2030 National Vision and to ensure this, it is of the utmost importance that the entire nation works together in a spirit of close cooperation.”

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