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Qatari Firms Planning To Build Training Sites For FIFA World Cup

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The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has granted the contract to build the team training sites for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar to two dedicated Qatari companies.

Nakheel Landscapes and Gulf Contracting will work with the SC to deliver the training sites to FIFA specifications by 2019, which will ensure the highest quality and comfort during training sessions for all teams at the tournament.

All member associations taking part in the first ever FIFA World Cup in the Arab world will be provided with team base training camps for their accommodation and training needs during the tournament.

Every team base camp is going to be paired with training sites for the exclusive use of each participating nation. Some of the chosen locations include the neighbourhoods of Aspire Zone, Qatar University, Doha Gulf Course, Al Sailiya and the West Bay area, with public sports grounds and parks included in the facilities.

SC secretary general Hassan al-Thawadi said: “Awarding two Qatari companies the contact to build these facilities is a sign of our commitment to encouraging local companies to take part in the first World Cup in the region, leaving a lasting economic legacy for years to come.”

Engineer Yasir al-Jamal, vice chairman of the Technical Delivery Office at the SC, said: “The award comes as an important step towards hosting the first FIFA World Cup in the region, as we have progressed with six stadiums in main contract stage, in addition to Khalifa International Stadium which was completed earlier this month, and Ras Abu Aboud Stadium which will be awarded in the upcoming months.”

Training site will include two FIFA-compliant, floodlit, natural grass pitches; ancillary facilities and changing rooms; team parking areas and spectator areas for public training sessions. The awarded contracts will complete Qatar’s football training facility infrastructure to the level required for the tournament, with the total number of training sites still to be decided by FIFA.

Nakheel Landscapes will build the training site facilities including site infrastructure, FIFA compliant pitches, as well as completing external works and landscaping.

Whereas, Gulf Contracting is going to be in charge for specialist works for modular, demountable and pre-fabricated buildings to be used as ancillary facilities and changing rooms.

The training sites for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar will be delivered through a rollout plan to maximise the contribution of the local private sector and small to medium enterprises.

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