Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has released a new video which charts the significant progress made in building stadia for World Cup 2022 over the last 12 months.
‘Journey to Amazing 2017’ highlights the progress made across proposed stadium sites and documents the strides made in relation to all the SC’s legacy programmes, including Challenge 22, Community Engagement, Generation Amazing and Workers’ Welfare.
Watch the video here.
The film also focuses on the progress made by key 2022 FIFA World Cup stakeholders. Doha Metro is now 70% complete, while projects to enhance both Hamad International Airport and Qatar’s highways network, overseen by Ashghal, continue apace.
The main achievement for the SC in 2017 was the launch of Khalifa International Stadium. In May last year it became the first 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament venue to open when it hosted the Emir Cup Final between Al Rayyan and Al Sadd.
H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi, the SC’s Secretary General, highlighted the opening of Khalifa International Stadium as a defining moment, one which brought the 2022 FIFA World Cup project to life. He said:
Nobody will ever forget the launch of Khalifa Stadium. The atmosphere was electric when His Highness The Emir cut the ribbon and officially declared the stadium ready for the World Cup. It was a spine-tingling moment – one that made all our hard work so worthwhile.
Al Thawadi said he looked forward to reaching more milestones in 2018 and beyond.
We’ll soon be launching the design for Lusail Stadium, which will host the opening match and final in 2022. We’re also looking forward to continued progress at all our stadium sites.
Our legacy programmes also continue to grow across Qatar, the region and the world. We have some incredible projects planned in 2018 and I look forward to more memorable moments on our journey to amazing.