The third and final day of the Qatar Economic Forum included a set of various sports sessions, including the appearance of the Secretary-General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy Hassan Al-Thawadi, during which he explained many important points related to the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar, for the first time in the Middle East. and the Arab world.
The Qatar Economic Forum – which is being held in cooperation with Bloomberg – hosted Al Thawadi in a panel discussion entitled “The 2022 World Cup and Beyond”.
Al-Thawadi began his speech by confirming Qatar’s ability to organize the 2022 World Cup safely in light of the Corona pandemic, where everyone can celebrate recovery from this pandemic, especially after vaccinations, noting that the World Cup in Qatar will be unique and will witness many things that happen for the first time. In the history of the tournament, as fans will be able to see more than one match per day in different stadiums, given the convergence between the tournament stadiums, players will also be able to stay in one place close to all match stadiums instead of traveling long distances, unlike the last World Cup in Russia, which was The distances between the stadiums are very far. https://www.youtube.com/embed/cJ9ZCtbGuE0?version=3&rel=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&fs=1&hl=ar&autohide=2&wmode=transparent
Al-Thawadi indicated that they benefit from all experiences, as many people spread in Europe to benefit from the health protocols applied in the European Nations Cup, as well as in the Gold Cup in North America and the Copa America in Brazil in South America, and added, “We look forward to learning from the Tokyo Olympics.” Also”.
Gulf and Middle East Championship
Al-Thawadi stressed Qatar’s orientation since winning the honor of organizing the 2022 World Cup, by repeatedly confirming that it would be the Arab, Gulf and Middle East championship, and even during the siege, Qatar hosted the Gulf Cup, which is the local regional tournament, and there were fans coming from Saudi Arabia, and the doors were open. Always for everyone and will always remain open.
He explained that the Qatar World Cup is an opportunity to build bridges and strengthen diplomacy between peoples, and that the World Cup will be an opportunity for the peoples of the world to get to know more about the State of Qatar, its people and culture, especially that the tournament will witness perhaps people visit for the first time to the Middle East, noting that their view will change by living Experience and learn about the World Cup in Qatar.
Qatar is a hospitable country
Al-Thawadi stressed that Qatar will provide everything necessary for everyone to enjoy the atmosphere of the World Cup, so that those who will attend the tournament for the 2022 World Cup are enthusiastic, feel satisfied and desire to return again, as Qatar always welcomes everyone without exception, and the world must know that Qatar is a hospitable country, and it will be the 2022 World Cup. An important opportunity to dispel some inaccurate concerns about Qatar and the entire region.
He said that Qatar has been subjected to some criticism from trade unions about the situation of some workers in it, and we have carried out many reforms, and work is still continuing on them through the accumulation of experiences, noting that no country in the world has an ideal system in dealing with workers, but Qatar is making progress. Distinguished in this file through the procedures and reforms it undertakes according to international standards, as it ranks second after “Apple” in ensuring the re-payment of fees for bringing workers from their countries.
He added that this matter is linked to Qatar’s commitment to its values, which stipulate that everyone who lives in it must be treated with dignity, and that commitment to this will continue even after the World Cup.
20 billion dollars
The Secretary-General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy concluded the dialogue session by saying, “Yes, this is a major event, and the World Cup will undoubtedly affect the economy and various sectors. Today, we expect an economic contribution of $20 billion. This is the assumption, and we will do another study and another evaluation. We are talking here about a sector.” Construction, tourism and hospitality and knowledge transfer in hosting major events, and this will affect the management and organization of events and hospitality.”
Al-Thawadi added that “the 2022 World Cup will transform our directions, and this is not imposed on development plans, but it will be the engine of advancing many of the initiatives that the government has committed to.”