With government support, alongside private sector participation, Qatar is ready to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup this November and December, a top Qatar Chamber official has said.
Qatar Chamber first vice chairman Mohamed bin Towar al-Kuwari made the statement on the sidelines of ‘India Utsav 2022’, an event held recently at LuLu Hypermarket Ain Khaled branch to celebrate India’s 75th Independence Day where he emphasised the part being played by LuLu in further developing Qatar-India bilateral trade.
On Qatar Chamber’s role in mobilising the private sector for the preparations needed for the World Cup, which is less than 100 days away, al-Kuwari said that in the past several years the chamber has been “working hard” with the different local and international companies that want to participate in the building of different mega infrastructures, such as roads and football stadiums, as well as other projects and activities related to the tournament.
“The chamber has also been very supportive in assisting the government’s efforts all its efforts related to this world-class sporting tournament. So far, everything looks promising and okay. This is a huge event for Qatar but we are sure of the government’s efforts to ensure the success of this event,” al-Kuwari told Gulf Times.
The tournament, which is the first-ever World Cup to be staged in the Arab world, is not only expected to cement Qatar’s position in the global hub for sports, it is also seen as an event that will stimulate the local economy with the influx of millions of fans and tourists.
On measures that would boost the country’s trade with India, al-Kuwari said LuLu has been playing a key role in enhancing Qatar-India trade. “We are happy to see more Indian products, which cater to the needs of the large Indian expatriate community in Qatar,” al-Kuwari noted.
Al-Kuwari also lauded LuLu for its major contributions to the local market. He said the hypermarket chain has been offering a wide selection of products at affordable prices. He also noted that LuLu outlets are strategically located across different communities in the country, making them accessible to many customers.
“We are proud of LuLu in Qatar and we support them like they are part of our family,” he added.