Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) has announced the appointment of the main contractor for Al Rayyan Stadium, one of the venues slated for the FIFA World Cup in 2022. Qatari contractor Al Balagh Trading & Contracting and India’s biggest construction firm, Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T), have been appointed as the main contractors to build the 40,000-seat stadium. The venue will host games up to the quarter-final stage of the tournament.
The Qatari-Indian joint-venture was made official at a signing ceremony attended by a number of senior officials from the SC, and Al Balagh Trading & Contracting and L&T Qatar. The main contractor’s scope includes main works and construction of the site, following the completion of enabling works.
“With the main contractor coming on board today, this marks an important milestone in our progress and preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup,” says Hassan Al Thawadi, SC secretary general. “The impact of this stadium and its surrounding precinct will be felt long before the stadium is finished in 2019, with the recently completed outdoor training pitches set to be used by the current QSL Champions, Al Rayyan Club, for their upcoming Qatar Stars League season. We are confident that Al Rayyan Stadium will become a landmark for the area and benefit the entire community from now until long after the last ball is kicked in 2022.”
June 09, 2016