Construction of the stadiums being built to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ is advancing rapidly across Qatar, with the venues for the first tournament in the Arab world continuing to take shape during the peak year of preparations.
Al Bayt Stadium
Following the completion of Khalifa International Stadium – Qatar’s first tournament-ready venue – in May 2017, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) is advancing as scheduled with work on the remaining seven venues.
The mega-project recently passed 150 million man-hours across all sites, including 116 million man-hours at stadium construction sites alone. Reaching this landmark figure is tantamount to the strong collaboration between the SC and its numerous stakeholders, according to Yasir Al Jamal, Vice Chairman of the SC Technical Delivery Office.
Major progress continues to be made across our stadium sites – and this is a credit not only to the work of the SC, but of our various stakeholders, contractors, and sub-contractors. From day one, we have committed to strong collaboration with all our partners – particularly in relation to the health and safety of our workers. Reaching 150 million man hours is a notable landmark as we continue our journey towards 2022.’
Al Wakrah Stadium
More than 30,000 people are currently engaged on SC projects, with 26,000 directly involved in the construction of proposed Qatar 2022 stadiums.
With regards to health and safety, more than 90,000 people have undertaken site safety inductions, while the SC Health and Safety Assurance Division has overseen 1,800 site safety visits. The SC also organises monthly Safety Health and Environment Leadership Team Meetings with key stakeholders, including the Ministry of Labour, Ashghal and Qatar Rail.
Since 2016, the SC has worked alongside global trade union Building and Woodworkers International, to carry out joint health and safety inspections, while contractors are encouraged to visit different project sites to share lessons learned and best practices.
Al Jamal said that the health, safety and well-being of workers is a number one priority and that they remain committed to regular inspections and collaboration opportunities, allowing them to share knowledge and learn from each other.
Click here for a breakdown of the recent milestones at each stadium.