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MENAFN - The Peninsula - 06/05/2014
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(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy has awarded HBK Contracting Company the enabling works contract for Al Wakrah stadium, the first proposed Host Venue to be delivered ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

As part of the Supreme Committee's legacy initiative to develop the private sector, the tender process was implemented for a number of Qatari contractors. The enabling works phase will begin this month and is scheduled to conclude around March 2015. During this period, HBK will deliver bulk earthworks including site clearance, excavation and disposal, fill, as well as underground services and stadium foundations, a press release said yesterday.

Foundation works will be marked by a ceremony in September followed by the announcement of the main construction company at the end of the year. A new firm is expected to come on board in this second phase, partnering with a local business, in line with the Supreme Committee's effort to boost the expansion of the Qatar economy.

Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy said: "We are excited to announce the next stage of works for Al Wakrah Stadium and look forward to continued progress on the ground this year. The stadium and surrounding precinct will leave a social legacy in Al Wakrah and by appointing HBK, a Qatari company, we aim to also contribute to the economic legacy of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar."

Sheikh Ali bin Hamad K Al Thani, President of HBK, said: "We are honoured and excited to be appointed by the Supreme Committee as the contractor for this critical first phase of works on the road to the FIFA World Cup in 2022, and look forward to working closely with all stakeholders to help build the first World Cup in the Middle East and achieve our country's ambitions. We thank the Supreme Committee for giving us this opportunity to be involved in this most celebrated journey."

The 40,000-seat stadium, future home of Al Wakrah Sports Club, was the first of Qatar's FIFA World Cup proposed venues to be revealed. The stadium will be surrounded by approximately 560,000m2 of legacy precinct with a new sports centre and community hub. The precinct will deliver a range of community facilities, including a park, mosque, school, hotel,wedding hall, vocational training centre and retail outlets.

Aligned with Qatar's National Vision 2030, this new precinct will embrace the cultural heritage of Al Wakrah and the adjacent historical settlement of Al Wukair, incorporating this identity into the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup„ fan experience.


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