With the month-long football festivities coming to an end in Russia, the world’s focus, which scrutinises every minute details related to policy and infrastructure will now be on Qatar, the host of the 2022 World Cup.
Naseer Al Khater, the Assistant Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, sounded confident about his country’s ability to deal with the million plus visitors that the World Cup regularly brings and the other challenges that might come its way.
Every year, fans from India and China are increasing at the World Cup. I believe, by 2022, we will have a larger fan-base travelling to Qatar from these two countries.
We have one completed stadium. We will complete two more by the end of this year. By the end of 2019, we are looking to finish two more stadiums and will have the rest by 2020.
By 2020, we would have completed the road infrastructure.
The metro will start testing by end of 2018, and more lines will be added in 2019 and it will be fully functional by 2020.
Lessons from Russia
We learnt a lot from the Russians. We had around 180 people here. We have invaluable lessons from this World Cup.
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