First Qatar World Cup contract for Indian firm

Engineering and construction giants Larsen & Toubro wins country's first contract to build a venue for mega event

Afp June 06, 2016
Secretary General of the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee Hassan Abdulla Al Thawadi (C) speaks during a news conference in Doha February 25, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

DOHA: Indian engineering and construction giant, Larsen & Toubro, has won the country's first contract to build a venue for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, organisers announced on Monday.

Along with local contractor, Al Balagh, Larsen & Toubro (L&T) will build Al-Rayyan Stadium, a 40,000-seater venue to the west of the capital Doha, Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy announced.

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The announcement comes a day after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrapped up a two-day trip to Qatar, and after the two governments signed seven agreements covering areas including investment.

Jens Huckfeldt, L&T's chief executive in Qatar, said securing the multi-million dollar contract was "a matter of intense pride for us".

Al-Rayyan will be used for matches up to the quarter-finals stage in 2022.

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Qatar is spending as much as $10 billion on World Cup stadium construction, Hassan al-Thawadi, head of the Supreme Committee, said last month.

Organisers have estimated the total cost of hosting the tournament at $30 billion.


ETban | 5 years ago | Reply @Jubair, Dynamic PM? This is going to mean more Indian migrant workers living in inhumane conditions, and having their passports taken off them by a sponsor. "Oh vow India taking over the Qatar and vill become a colony of Akhand Bharat unders Modijis teli army"
wiserneighbour | 5 years ago | Reply @Jubair: As per majority Pakistanis and the propaganda talk show hosts,he is a Muslim slayer.We will keep our Modi and you can keep zardaris,sheriffs,imrans,raheels.But you have some assets what we don't have.You have Dawood,Hafeez syed,Maulana Azhar,Taliban leaders,Lakhvi.These people will definitely guide you to an utopian society which cannot distinguish between Jannat.
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