07 May 2018 – 10:49

Main contractor works at Al Wakrah, Al Bayt stadiums to be finished this year

A May 3 picture of the Al Wakrah Stadium shared on twitter.

The Peninsula

Doha: Main contractor works at Al Wakrah and Al Bayt Stadiums will be completed in 2018 while Qatar Foundation and Al Rayyan Stadiums will reach the same milestone in 2019.

The Supreme Committee currently has over 25,000 workers engaged on eight stadium sites and other 2022 FIFA World Cup related projects.

The Supreme Committee shared this information in a statement issued regarding teaming up of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) and Qatar Shell to deliver a high-level health and safety workshop for senior SC employees and a host of local and international contractors engaged on projects linked to the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar.

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Commenting on the partnership, SC Secretary-General Hassan Al Thawadi said: “The Supreme Committee has an industry leading health and safety record and in 2017 alone we conducted over 500 health and safety inspections on site, equating to nearly 2,500 hours of inspections.

“We have always considered the health and safety of every worker engaged on the 2022 FIFA World Cup project to be of the utmost important, and are always looking for ways to improve, and hope this collaboration with Maarten and his team at Shell will ensure we continue to develop new ways to further embed a health and safety culture at the SC and across all of our projects.”

With 60,000-capacity, Al Bayt 2022 FIFA World Cup Stadium is in the design of a giant tent structure in the northern city of Al Khor. The stadium will host matches right through to the 2022 FIFA World Cup semi-finals. The stadium takes its name from bayt al sha’ar – tents historically used by nomadic peoples in Qatar and the Gulf region.

With 40,000 capacity, $575m Al Wakrah Stadium is also expected to be completed by December this year.