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Al-Thawadi says blockade ‘a sad page’ in history

Al-Thawadi says blockade ‘a sad page’ in history

The Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy Hassan al-Thawadi has termed the illegal Saudi-led blockade of Qatar as “a sad page in the history of the region” while insisting there won’t be any white elephants as a result of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

World Cup 'will leave lasting economic, social legacy'

World Cup 'will leave lasting economic, social legacy'

Hassan al-Thawadi’s address, at the Casa Arabe in the Spanish capital, also highlighted the potential for peaceful coexistence through sport.

Qatar hopes to be benchmark for workers' conditions: Thawadi

Qatar hopes to be benchmark for workers' conditions: Thawadi

Hassan al-Thawadi said that Qatar is using the power of the FIFA World Cup to introspect and change to the point that its aspiration is to be a benchmark for workers’ conditions by the time the 2022 World Cup is fulfilled.

'Gulf crisis was created to take FIFA World Cup away from Qatar'

'Gulf crisis was created to take FIFA World Cup away from Qatar'

A top Emirati security official has said the only way for the Gulf crisis to end is for Qatar to give up hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, his comments coming amid the ongoing diplomatic dispute ...

Qatar World Cup projects on track, says al-Thawadi

Qatar World Cup projects on track, says al-Thawadi

Al-Thawadi insisted that the illegal blockade of Qatar by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt has had no impact on the massive infrastructure projects that are under way to prepare for the World Cup.

Thumama stadium: 'Gahfiya,' design  reflects harmony between heritage, future

Thumama stadium: 'Gahfiya,' design reflects harmony between heritage, future

Secretary-General of the Supreme Committee for Legacy and Delivery Hassan al-Thawadi said that the design of the Thumama stadium was inspired by the 'gahfiya,' and reflects the harmony between the Qatari heritage they take pride in and Qatar's aspiration towards the future.

Sustainability practices in hospitality sector tipped to rise

Sustainability practices in hospitality sector tipped to rise

Sustainability practices in Qatar’s hospitality sector are expected to increase in the next two years as the country gears up to build around 40,000 hotel rooms for the FIFA World Cup in 2022, an expert has said.

Khalifa International Stadium to host Emir Cup final

Khalifa International Stadium to host Emir Cup final

Qatar’s iconic Khalifa International Stadium will host the Emir Cup football final between Al Rayyan and Al Sadd on May 19 marking a momentous occasion in the country’s rapid progress leading up to the FIFA World Cup in 2022.

Qatar 'committed to enforcing labour reforms'

Qatar 'committed to enforcing labour reforms'

Qatar on Thursday denied it was violating a new labour law by blocking migrants from leaving the country, saying it was committed to enforcing reforms to improve the rights of millions of foreign workers.

Finance Minister briefs Cabinet on key projects

Finance Minister briefs Cabinet on key projects

About 65% of road projects in Qatar will be completed in 2017 and 2018, and most of the remaining works between the end of 2019 and middle of 2020, HE the Minister of Finance Ali Sherif al-Emadi has said.

Qatar growth expected to peak to 3.4% next year: Kamco

Qatar growth expected to peak to 3.4% next year: Kamco

Qatar's near-term economic growth is expected to peak to 3.4% in 2017, after which it will normalise and more needs to be done to strengthen especially the services sector to ensure sustainable future growth and accelerated diversification, according to Kamco.

SC names main contractor for Lusail Stadium

SC names main contractor for Lusail Stadium

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy has announced the main contractor of Lusail Stadium, with Qatari company HBK Contracting and China Railway Construction Corporation Limited as a joint venture.