Qatar to redevelop Central Doha for 2022 World Cup
Peninsula, 29 January 2016
Qatar is planning a massive redevelopment of central parts of Doha city centre ahead of the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The country is planning to partner with private sector companies in a bid to have the masterplan completed in time for the sporting tournament, the Peninsula reported.
Qatar's Municipality and Urban Planning has set up a special committee to oversea the development of the inner city areas of Doha.
The redevelopment will extend from Ras Abu Aboud to the West Bay district, encompassing 25 densely populated urban localities.
The report said the plans "will focus on Qatari heritage, quality and modern infrastructure and amenities".
The ministry has called for several "development partners" from the private sector to come forward in a big to make the redevelopment plans a reality.
Sheikh Abdurahman bin Khalifa Al Thani, Minister of Municipality and Urban Planning, said: “The development project will have a positive impact on our country and will contribute massively to hosting the 2022 World Cup soccer.
"Let's give this gift to our fellow citizens and residents of our country."